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E-Safety for parents

Most children use the internet safely and responsibly and we shouldn’t therefore lose sight of its positive aspects. As parents, we need to balance our concerns about their safety online with empowering them to explore and make the most of this wonderfully rich resource, safe in the knowledge that they can talk to us about anything they may run into.

Thinkuknow has been developed for children and young people to advise and teach them how to stay safe and be web wise and includes information on all aspects of e-safety, including a good help guide for parents.

CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) website explains the potential risks children may come into contact with and empowers you to get involved in helping them be safer in their online experience. It also allows you to report any concerns you may have directly to the police. There is a direct link to CEOP on the home page of this site.

Childnet offers a range of resources to help parents and carers support children to stay safe online.They have produced a useful leaflet that you can download using this link – Supporting young people online

The UK Safer Internet Centre gives advice about key e-Safety topics like social networking, as well as how-to guides for setting up filters and parental controls.

Vodafone digital parenting contains lots of information and advice about the latest digital technologies and the kind of challenges children and teenagers might face in their digital world.

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