Below are some links to help you keep your child safe online. We strongly recommend that you take the time to look at them.
Advice for children in High School re: Sexting but is useful for parents to read now.
Information about Instagram and how young people can be safe and responsible when using it.
NSPCC Net Aware has information about the most commonly used apps by young people.
NSPCC Share Aware has ideas on conversation starters
ThinkuKnow for parents - advice
NSPCC helpline - open 24 hours a day to give support and advice to any adult who's worried about a child.
BBC Webwise is part of the BBC website with help & support for all aspects of internet safety.
The Digizen website - "This provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible Digital Citizens."
Keeping Young Children Safe Online (UK Safer Internet Centre) has a wealth of advice:
A guide from Google to show parents how they can protect your family online.
YouTube Safety Centre - http://www.youtube.com/yt/policyandsafety/safety.html
The 'Digital Parenting Guide' from Vodafone "Read about the very latest technology and challenges in our new magazine - our Expert View articles, 'How to' guides and Take Action checklists will help you to stay up-to-date and feel more confident about getting involved."
The Cybersmile Foundation website (The Cyberbullying Charity)http://www.cybersmile.org
"The Parents Guide to Technology from the UK Safer Internet Centre has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly".
How to set up the parental controls offered by your internet provider (UK Safer Internet Centre) http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls
The parents section of the Know IT All website. The site contains information about positive ways young people are using different technologies, what the risks are to users and it outlines practical advice in avoiding or minimising risks when using online and mobile technologies.
Avoiding Ratting - Remote Access Trojans -https://www.getsafeonline.org/protecting-yourself/avoiding-ratting/
Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying