With children spending more time on the internet and using apps, it is important to know how to stay safe on online and to talk to your children about what to do if they have any worries or concerns.  Take a look below at the information and resources from the ThinkuKnow and BBC 'Own It' websites.

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ThinkuKnow has a parents area which provides information about a wide range of online safety conserns inculding gaming, live streaming and grooming.  There is also a whole host of activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at home.

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Gaming : a video guide for parents and carers

Our new video guide and accompanying article, developed in collaboration with The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), helps parents and carers to understand:

  • How in-game chat works;
  • How it might be abused by others, and;
  • What they can do to help keep their children safe whilst using in-game chat 

Own It : The BBC Parent guide - help kids make the most of their lives onlinebbc ownit

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, there is advice for you click here.  


Reporting Concerns

For information about how to report online safety concerns to Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) and the type of concerns that CEOP deal with, click here.