start the school year safe online

There are so many things to think about during the back to school period.

We’ve compiled an online safety guide with useful tips and advice on keeping your child safe online to give you that helping hand.

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Read on to discover more…


Controls & filters

Children shouldn’t stumble across any distressing content when doing their homework online.

Set parental controls

Setting app privacy settings before term starts

We’ve created three handy how-to-guides for popular social networking apps to bring you up to speed about what your child can share and see on these apps. Keep them protected from potential e-safety issues by setting appropriate privacy settings.

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Back to school survey

Smartphone ownership

10blueParent’s favoured age for ownership of a smartphone is 10 years of age.

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In the playground

82green82% of parents think smartphones should not be allowed in the playground.

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At school


23pink23% of parents let their children take smartphones to school.

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Common issues that may affect your child at school

Understanding sexting

Sexting is when young people send images and messages of a sexual nature to their school friends, partners or worst still, even strangers they meet online.

Learn about sexting

Tackling cyberbulling

Cyberbullying doesn’t stop when the school day ends. Help your kids understand the consequences on what they share online and encourage them to be ‘kind online’.

Learn about cyberbullying

More advice and tips for parents

Primary age guide

See full guide

Tech guide for parents


see tech guide

Apps guide for parents


see apps guide

Online gaming


Learn about gaming

email (or share) the guide

You can send the back to school guide to yourself or a friend/family member to be downloaded and printed at a more convenient time.