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Parents Online Safety Advice

As a parent, there are a number of things you can do to help your child stay safe online. You don't need to understand the technology, you just need to help your child understand the risks.


If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:

What can I do as a parent to help my child stay safe online?


Start young - talk to your child as early as possible. Research shows children in primary school are already experiencing cyberbullying or involved in inappropriate online gaming.


Talk about it - make sure your child knows they can talk to you about anything they see on the internet, or if contact with someone online makes them feel uncomfortable.


Attend an online safety session in school – get involved with the online safety education on offer.


Report it! - use the report abuse buttons on social networks to report cyberbullying or inappropriate material/images. Make sure your child knows how to use them too.


Use parental controls - these let you block certain sites or content so your child can't access it. Look out for gadgets with child-friendly software or ‘kids-mode’ apps and contact your internet provider to find out how they can help.


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If you have any online safety concerns please contact Mr B Marsh (DSL) our Online Safeguarding Lead