e-safety advice

Keeping up to date with what your children are doing when they’re online can seem daunting. Technology is constantly advancing and sometimes parents feel that their children know more about the internet than they do.

Whatever their age, we can help you to find out more about what they might be doing online and give you some simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them as safe as possible.

How can I protect my children? 

Children use the internet in different ways depending on their age and so we’ve developed checklists for parents that give you top tips on how to help them stay safe.

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With so many websites and apps targeting pre-schoolers find out the simple steps you can take to protect your young children.

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As internet use grows learn about the steps you can make to establish positive behaviour and how you can teach your child to stay safe.

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As your child makes the important transition from primary to secondary school make sure your knowledge increases with theirs.

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As internet access becomes part of your child’s daily life learn about how you can have positive conversations about their internet use.

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Useful guides for parents

Technology moves so quickly, in particular smartphones, tablets and apps. Learn about the latest apps and the latest technology in our useful guides for parents.

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Parents Guide to Apps

Make sure your child is using age appropriate apps, learn about what they do, and also the more riskier ones to watch out for.

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Parents Guide to Technology

Investing in the right technology for your child is important, get some great tips on which phones, tablets, consoles and other connected devices to buy.

What are my children doing online?

Children can and do all sorts of amazing things online, the internet after all is creative, fun and educational. Our advice guides give you the need to know information about the most common activities.

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Social Networking

From Club Penguin to Facebook, Instagram to SnapChat, there is plenty you can do as a parent to make sure your kids are safe using social networks.

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Downloading & Viruses

Music, TV and films are all widely available online, make sure your children aren’t breaking the law or risking malware and viruses.

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Online Gaming

Playing with others from around the world is now commonplace, but make sure you understand how you can protect your child.

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