e-safety for adults

"If you're sure your children are completely safe online, you've missed something."

It's hard to keep track of technology now. More and more devices connect to the internet - and connect your children to the internet.

Parental controls are certainly helpful, but older children in particular can learn to get around them, so the best advice is to stay in touch with your children and what they do online. Make sure they know they can approach you if they need to.

We have all heard about online grooming, but would we all recognise the early signs of our children being cyber-bullied? How about getting into gambling, gangs, extremist beliefs, cyber crime or groups goading each other into self harming?

Below are some links to good, reliable sources of information on staying safe online.  We urge you to familiarise yourself with this section. Then look at the e-safety section for kids, and find time to go through that section with them.

e-safety checklists by age group

thinkuknow site for parents

parents' guide to the internet (thinkuknow)

e-safety awareness leaflet (Police) (2mb)

Online Safety Centre (CEOP)

Make a report to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre - the Police)

Go back to the main safeguarding page