Online safety is everyone's responsibility. We have put together a range of resources to help families keep children safe online, including monitoring screen time.
Keeping children safe online - advice & guidance - Internet Matters
Parents and professionals can find the most comprehensive and credible resources, information and support to keep children safe online at Internet Matters.
The site contains excellent guides to help parents understand information relevant to their child’s age, the latest in connected technologies, mobile applications, social networking and online gaming. It also has instructions for parents on how to set up parental controls for specific broadband and mobile providers, devices and content providers.
Online apps, video games and chatting - ParentZone
ParentZone has created guides for parents and carers of primary-school-age children to introduce some of the most popular apps and video games.
Some will be familiar already, some less so, but all are worth knowing about: if parents take an interest in the things their child enjoys doing, they’re far more likely to open up to you in the event that something goes wrong.
Parent & children views on social media sites and apps - NSPCC's Net Aware
This resource is a guide for parents to the most popular sites, apps and games that young people use. Using reviews from adults and children, it helps parents decide if a site is right for their child if it is age-appropriate and explores what risks they might encounter. [THIS LINK DID NOT WORK FOR ME]
Parental Controls & Privacy Settings Guides – Internet Matters
Step by step guides will help you to set up the right controls and privacy settings on the networks, gadgets, apps, and sites they use to give them a safer online experience.