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Here you will find information to support your children to be safe online - including the use of mobile phones.


The Internet is an amazing place where we can find loads of information, look at pictures, watch videos, play games and all sorts of other fun and interesting things.

But we do need to be careful and be aware of what is going on around us when we are on the Internet.

We share regular updates on how to stay safe online from the National Online Safety in our weekly newsletter. Some of the most relevant can be found below: 


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Advice for Parents

Parental safety features are vital on devices for primary aged children, with apps such as Google Family Link and the iPhone privacy settings giving a large measure of control, backed up with broadband safety settings.

You should also disable in-app purchasing and geo-location on all apps.

Older primary school children are likely to request games that can be played socially, such as Roblox and Fortnite. 

Check th PEGI rating (like a film rating for games) as well as the recommended age range. Add a parental PIN and lock down the chat settings so they can only chat with known friends. 

Make sure they know how to mute, block and report players if things do go wrong.

Useful Links

Below you will find links to lots of websites that help explain the dangers of the internet and tell you how to stay safe when you’re online.

All of the sites listed below have activities, resources and information to help children to stay safe online, they also contain valuable information for parents.

Please note that although the sites listed below are safe, there could be links on them that lead away from them and to potentially undesirable sites. Please exercise care, as always.


Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.


Child Exploitation and Online Protection command

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors.

Net Aware

The most important thing you can do is talk to your children about what they do online and how they can stay safe. But it can be difficult to know where to start. Net Aware have created four simple steps you can follow to make talking online safety a part of your family conversation.   

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It may feel daunting to talk about staying safe online – especially when your children are using the internet differently to you. The NSPCC have advice and support to help.

Parent Zone – Legendary Teacher hub

Google - Be Internet Legends

Online activities to teach children about being safe online, as well as resources for parents and families. 

Internet Legend Guidelines

BBC Own It

Find out all about device safety for your child and help them to have positive experiences online. Whether they're getting a device for the first time, starting out on social media or making the leap to secondary school, we've got advice for you.

Bullying UK

Information for parents on cyberbullying - Cyberbullying is any form of bullying which takes place online or through smartphones and tablets. 

Internet Matters

Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.

Childnet International

A non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children

Parents and Carers Resource Sheet