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We talk to children about crossing the road, bullying and speaking to strangers. But what about staying safe in the digital world?
Having regular conversations about what your child is doing online - just like you would their day at school - is the best way to keep them safe.
You'll be able to spot any problems, encourage them to come to you if they’re worried and make sure they know what’s ok to share online - and what’s not.
You can find out more about the social networks, apps and games your child uses with our Net Aware tool.
In addition to coordinating Safer Internet Day, the UK Safer Internet Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology:
Within our school network we have monitoring software on all the children's and staff'computers. This 'Forensic' software monitors internet filtering and misuse of computing resources. This will help keep the children safe as well as helping enforce the schools Acceptable User Policy.
Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know?
It may be being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up.
For advice, help or to make a report visit the CEOP safety centre
Remember if you need immediate help call 999.
Here are some useful websites which give some information about helping your children stay safe on the internet.
Kidsmart - Great site with information for parents and children.
Click on the link above to download our 'Smart Rules'. We use these in school to help us stay safe when using the internet or mobile devices.
CBBC Stay safe - Games and quizzes on keeping safe online
Test your internet safety knowledge with Hacker, listen to some Stay Safe
songs with Helen Skelton, News Kids On the Block and Bobby Lockwood and get some
tips from the Horrible Histories gang.
Caught in the Web - 7-11 Years. This is a Newsround special programme all about staying
safe on the internet.
The show, which is voiced by David Tennant, tells the story of a girl called Lonely Princess, who gets into danger after meeting someone in a chatroom.
It also has lots of tips on how to be safe, and case studies of children with real-life
experiences of how things can go wrong.
Think You Know - Includes parent help as well as age specific safety information
Penguin story - 5 - 7 Years
The 8 minute animation introduces Lee & Kim, a brother and sister navigating the online world
with the help of their trusted superhero friend SID! This cartoon is produced by the Child
Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP) as part of their ThinkuKnow Programme,
which is being rolled out throughout Primary Schools in the UK.
If you’re between 8 and 10, you probably know a lot about using the internet.
We’ve created this area for you to show you what we think is good, look at what’s not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.
A child friendly site full of topic specific information.