E-Safety tips for parents

Safety on the internet matters. These fun, interactive, stop-motion animated videos have useful advice and tips for parents so that you can help your children to stay safe online. These videos were taken from the Internet Matters website.

Under 5
Years 6-10
Years 11-13

Safe apps for kids

Staying safe on the Internet is very important. If you’re in a situation and you can’t solve it – always tell a trusted adult – you can also go to any these safe apps or websites on your phone, tablet, or computer.

If you don’t find any of these sites useful and you don’t want to tell a trusted adult, then you can call ChildLine on 0800 1111.

Being safe on the internet

Being online and using the internet is just like being in the real world – you can chat with people, play games and share pictures. But sometimes people may say nasty things to you which upset you, or you may see something that you don’t like. These rules will help you stay safe on the internet:

  1. Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
  2. Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
  3. Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
  4. Never give out your passwords
  5. Don’t befriend people you don’t know
  6. Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
  7. Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
  8. Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
  9. Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
  10. If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.

This information was taken from the UK Safer Internet Centre website.