resources for young children (6-10)

Here are some of our favourite resources to help you learn more about e-safety for 6-10 year-olds and pass on the message to them. We’ve also highlighted some fun and educational apps to get them learning online.

E-safety for you

Guidance from CEOP on how to talk together as well as giving practical and technical advice

Learning with your child

An interactive e-safety app to share with your kids. Free to download for Apple and Android.

Learn through play

CBBC have a range of apps full of games, quizzes and episodes of popular CBBC programmes

Resources for parents and carers


Tips, advice and conversation starters for parents to help keep children safe on the internet. Dedicated pages help parents to become more Share Aware when it comes to social networking.

Digital Parenting

Vodafone’s Digital Parenting Issue 3 provides checklists and practical advice on keeping children safe online.

Supporting Young People Online

Information and advice for parents and carers on supporting young people online. The leaflet is available to download in multiple languages.

Switched on Families

As children start to use the internet more at this age, this interactive guide has advice and top tips for keeping primary school children safe online.

Parent Info

Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone. It provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience. Schools can host the content on their own website and use it in any other ways (in letters to parents etc) that they want.

BBC iWonder Guide

As part of our new partnership with the BBC, we’ve worked together to create an interactive guide to give you practical tips on how you can keep your children safe online. It covers 7 key areas such as “Taking control with tech” and “What kind of parent am I?”.

Google Family Link

As your child begins using their first Android* device, the Family Link app from Google can help you set certain digital ground rules. You can create a Google Account for your child that’s much like your own and do things like manage apps, keep an eye on screen time and set bedtime for your child’s device.

*Children can run Family Link on Android devices running Nougat (7.0) and higher, along with certain Marshmallow (6.1) devices listed in our FAQs.

O2 and NSPCC online safety helpline

From setting up parental controls to reporting online bullying, you can call the free helpline on 0808 800 5002, or visit an O2 Guru in store.

BBC Own It

Own it covers everything from online privacy and avoiding malware, through to dealing with everyday dilemmas children face online, as well as having fun. Quick links to charities and organisations like Childline, whose phone lines and online chat can provide urgent support should children need it, will also be available.

online them

Online Them helps parents monitor their children online with their knowledge as it relies on the consent of both to work. It’s a way of highlighting potential online risks without invading your child’s privacy or snooping behind their back.

Parenting in the Digital Age

Parent Zone has introduced a new online parenting programme, Parenting in the Digital Age. This is free to parents and carers whose children attend schools that have taken out Parent Zone Digital Schools membership.


A new personal digital assistant to help your child stay safe online.  It looks out for their safety through Intervention and education. When he finds unsafe behavior, personal data or inappropriate content posted by your child on social networks, he alerts them, with a ‘think-again’ message and works with them to take immediate action on the matter.

Triple P

Learn to effectively set and enforce screen time boundaries, communicate better with kids, and much more with Triple P Online.

American Academy of Pediatricians

Use the AAP’s ‏tool to create a family media plan to help you to think about media & create goals & rules that are in line with your family’s values.

E-safety activities to do with your child

Thinkuknow 5-7

Age-appropriate games, activities and information to help young children learn online in safety.

Thinkuknow 8-10

Helping slightly older children learn more about the best of the internet, plus what to avoid online and how to stay safe.


Five tips from Childnet about staying safe online plus links to other videos and games for primary age children.


You can help your children with a quiz, learn to sing an online safety song or watch videos.

E-safety for children

An interactive e-safety story, created with Childnet. Free to download for Apple and Android.

Google Interland

This is an adventure-packed online game that makes learning about internet safety interactive and fun. In Interland, children can learn about avoiding badly-behaved hackers, phishers, and bullies by practicing the skills that they need to be confident online explorers.

Being a Bully | CBBC 

CBBC have created this video as part of their Lifebabble guide to bullying to help children understand why people bully. There are some useful tips and Dr Aaron shares his advice.

View more videos about tackling bullying on the Lifebabble guide to bullying

I saw your willy | NSPCC

Another video from the NSPCC about how an online joke can go badly wrong. A good conversation starter for you and your child to discuss the issues of what is appropriate to share online.

View more videos created by the NSPCC about sharing safely.

Apps to encourage learning, creativity and development

Disney Club Penguin

The free subscription to this app allows children to play games, chat with penguin friends, explore the island, whilst parents can be confident their kids are safe.


Kuddle is aimed at older primary children as they become curious about social networking. Kuddle educates and introduces social networking in a safe environment.


New tablet app for primary school-aged children to watch their favourite shows, play exciting games, learn new skills, draw and safely send messages to parent-approved friends and family.

YouTube Kids

Great for young kids, this child-friendly version filters out inappropriate content and hides comments on videos giving parents peace of mind and a child a safe online viewing experience.

Sky Kids App

The Sky Kids app offers a fun and safer way for pre-schoolers to nine year olds to enjoy a wide range of popular kids TV. Parents have been involved in the development of the Sky Kids app. The result is an app that kids will love, supported by safety features that parents need.

BBC iPlayer Kids

BBC iPlayer Kids app gives children easier access to their favourite programmes, while parents can be confident they’re watching shows appropriate for their age and free from adverts.