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Online Safety for Parents


Starting the conversation


Talking regularly with your child is the greatest tool to help keep them safe online. Talking regularly and making it part of daily conversation, like you would about their day at school, will help your child feel relaxed. It also means when they do have any worries, they’re more likely to come and speak to you.

But it can also be easy to become overwhelmed with the different technology, the language that children use, the huge number of games and apps which are available and the potential risks.


We have put together a page specifically to support children to stay safe online, so one way to start this conversation would be to look at the tips and advice together:

Online Safety for Kids (Pupils menu tab)


Parental Controls on New Devices

parental controls on new devices.pdf

 For more in depth step-by-step parental control guides, click the link below and search for your specific device:

Parental Control Guides for online Devices and Broadband


Further advice and support

It may feel daunting to talk about staying safe online – especially when your children are using the internet differently to you. We have put together a sequence of links and resources for advice and support to help:

Online Safety Parent Guides (Simple and Concise from Safetynet)

NSPCC dedicated online safety advice and resources

LGFL 'ParentSafe' resource hub

Setting up Parental Controls at home

Online Safety and remote learning - 6 top tips


Popular Apps

The 6 apps and services that every parent should know about — Parent Zone –  Parents' area

Click the links below for advice on how to keep children safe on various popular Apps:

Whats App