Resources for Parents

  • NSPCC Online Safety – Comprehensive and up-to-date advice on parenting in the digital age. Includes information on the latest social media popular with young people, key issues facing children online and tips to help parents tackle issues they may face.
  • Safer Internet- Digital Universe – Three-minute animation tackles the parental concern of ‘Who are your kids talking to online?’ providing practical tips for parents to help their children stay safe. At the end of the animation, eight informative tip sheets give practical advice on how to deal with a variety of issues that youngsters might encounter online, including: Privacy on social networks, Online gaming, Blocking, Risks online, Online friends, Meeting strangers, Personal information, and Online reputation.
  • Safer in 7 Seconds – Short videos created for busy parents, carers and child protection specialists to keep  you up-to-date on safety online. Particularly useful are the short clips which help adults ensure that their children have the correct privacy settings on social media sites.
  • Thinkuknow – Excellent, up-to-date advice organised by age group for parents and teachers.
  • Childnet Parents’ Resources – A comprehensive presentation for parents covering many aspects of Digital Safety. Some statistics are slightly out of date but the presentation can be altered once it is downloaded.
  • Common Sense Media Advice for Parents – Excellent articles and videos giving information about how to keep your children safe online.
  • respectme, Scotlands Anti-Bullying Service – respectme‘s website offers practical advice and guidance for adults on addressing bullying behaviour.
  • Digizen – provides advice and information for parents on a range of Internet safety issues.
  • Cybersmart Australia – A toolkit of Internet safety information aimed at parents and adults.
  • Google Family Safe Centre – is aimed at parents looking at how to keep their family safe online.
  • How to keep children safe online – a useful summary of the key issues faced by young people in a digital world.
  •  Vodafone Digital Parenting – Online Digital Parenting Magazine produced by Vodafone. Hard copies of the free magazine are also available for UK schools to order on behalf of parents.
  • GCF Learning – 7 tutorials designed for anybody who wants to improve their basic knowledge of how to keep children safe online.
  • Practical Tips for Parents – Useful, non-prescriptive tips for parents who would like to monitor their child’s digital activity at home. This was made by Brian Clark from Portobello High School and is particularly useful for parents whose child has been given an iPad by their school.

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