The internet can be a useful tool for communicating, downloading information (such as recipes, maps, train times, weather etc ) researching, shopping, teaching and generally having fun playing internet games and activities. For most people the internet has become the first port of call for information and a vital part of their everyday life; and for children in particular an excellent tool for homework and chatting to friends!
Because of the prolific use of the internet coupled with the anonymity of internet users, internet safety has become paramount and all internet users need to be aware of the key issues. As with many activities in life, so long as you follow certain guidelines and are aware of the dangers, you should still be able to enjoy safe surfing. We have listed a few organisations which provides guides and rules for internet safety.
This website provides advice and guidance for parents and schools on new technologies and safe use of the internet for children. Information on this website has been provided by Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), the UK’s National law enforcement agency that focuses on tackling child abuse. This is an excellent website for schools and parents as there are plenty of downloadable free resources and presentations on internet safety. Caters for children as young as five.
This website has lots of useful facts and advice on many aspects of keeping safe online and offline. Topics such internet safety, bullying and gang crime are covered – an excellent website for parents and pupils alike.
This website provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience. This website ranges across a wide range of subject matter, from difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet or body image and peer pressure to broader parenting topics like ‘how much sleep do teenagers need?’
NSPCC – Online Safety Page
The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? That’s where we come in. Whether you’re an online expert or you’re not sure where to start, our tools and advice will help you keep your child safe.
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with other organisations around the world to ensure the internet is a safe place for children. The website contains lots of information and resources for parents, teachers and students.
Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety by Whoishostingthis.com: Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety