Advice for Parents and Carers

Inclusive Digital Safety advice hub

Navigate the range of expert advice guides to support children who may be more likely to experience online risks such as those with additional needs, disabilities, or certain lifestyles.

From browsing the internet to gaming online, you’ll find practical tips to equip children and young people with the right tools to thrive online.

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What you’ll find in the guides

Tackling online safety issues

While the internet offers all children a range of benefits from connecting with friends to developing new skills, it can also expose them to online risk. From our research that offline risks can be used to predict what online risks a child may face. So, in the guides you’ll find practical ways that you can intervene to protect and deal with these risks with children and young people.

Resources that can help

The guides include a list of recommended resources and organisations that can offer more information on key online risks that children and young people may face and tools that you can use to manage their online activity.

Where to go for help

To help you and your child gain access to bespoke support we’ve provided links to recommended organisations that can offer the right level of guidance on a range of online issues.

Insights and research

Understanding the level of risk that exists for certain children and how insights can help you intervene in a meaningful way is key. In addition to the inclusion of stats and research in the guides, you can also visit our insight and research section to see the latest research and factsheets.

See our range of guides to get support

What's included?

With the help of experts we’ve created three guides covering the main activities that children do online:

Each of the guides offers insight on what things you should be aware of and offers coping strategies that you can take on board to help children and young people get the best out of their time online.

What's included?

You’ll find a range of expert guides on how to support children in a range of online activities.

Browsing online
Online gaming
Connecting and sharing

Each of the guides offers insight on what things you should be aware of and offers coping strategies that you can take on board to help children and young people get the best out of their time online.

What's included?

You’ll find a number of guides providing tailored advice on the key activities that children and young people do online.

Browsing online
Online gaming
Connecting and sharing

Each of the guides offers insight on what things you should be aware of and offers coping strategies that you can take on board to help children and young people get the best out of their time online.

What's included?

To help support parents, carers, and young people with additional learning needs, this hub offers tailored advice on how to connect safely online across a range of social platforms.

The hub also includes advice written especially for children and young people and includes a range of activities that parents and children can do together.

What's included?

This section features factsheets summarising existing research to provide evidence of links between vulnerabilities and online risk and harm.

You’ll also find valuable research reports that look at the lives of children experiencing vulnerabilities.

What's included?

Here you’ll find a range of tools and recommend resources from other experts to empower children and young people to make safer choices online.

Supporting resources and guides

Making the internet safer and more inclusive

Together with SWGfL we've created this hub to provide online safety advice and guidance to support parents & professionals working with children and young people experiencing vulnerabilities.

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