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General Sites

The NSPCC have produced an excellent set of online safety resources for parents.
Another excellent resource is the ThinkUKnow parents site
Net Aware is a guide to the main social networks, websites, apps and games used by children such as Facebook, Ask FM, Instagram, Minecraft, Snapchat and Twitter. The sites have been reviewed by Mumsnet users to give you information about how safe they are and what the risks are.
Vodaphone Digital Parenting Magazine contains a wealth of useful information and advice including this useful guide to parental controls.  This can be used alongside eLIM's conversations with your children guide.
You may also find these sites useful:


​​Protecting devices

Vodafone Guide to parental controls

How to set filters on your home internet - UK Safer Internet Centre

Safety features on browsers - UK Safer Internet Centre

Parent controls around your home - Internet Matters

Restrictions on iPhone, iPad and iPod - Apple

App for Android Phone - Kids Place

Free Online Norton Software - Argos

Gaming devices: setting controls - Ask About Games

Wireless Routers: setting controls - eHow

Parent controls for different devices - KidSmart






Mobile Phones

Advice on smartphones - UK Safer Internet Centre

Mumsnet advice on mobile phones


Social Networks

Child online safety: a practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media (UKCCIS)

Advice for teenagers using social networks - Mumsnet 

Parent's guides to Instagram and Snapchat

Instagram support for parents

ooVoo - everything you need to know (from Parent info)

How to report concerns to Facebook (pdf) - eLIM

Age limits and terms of conditions (pdf) - eLIM

Share Aware - NSPCC

Club Penguin advice for parents

Be Web Smart reviews of social network apps and sites for parents

Is there an age limit for kids on social media?




If something happens..

Routes for reporting PitDA


What's the problem - guide to support parents of children who have viewed or shared sexually explicit or indecent images online - Lucy Faithfull Foundation


So You Got Naked online? - advice for young people who may find themselves in a situation where they or a friend have put a sexting image or video online and have lost control over who it's being shared with - SWGfL

Videos with Guidance for Parents

Time spent by young children on tablets


e-Safety tips for parents with children of different ages - series of 4 short films


 CEOP (YouTube) - Nude Selfies -series of 4 short films providing advice for parents.




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Remember to view all videos and think carefully before sharing them with your children.

Primary age pupils

Hector's World - ThinkUKnow : set of videos to teach key online safety ideas

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I saw your willy - NSPCC Share Aware : what happens when a selfie goes viral?

Lucy and the boy - NSPCC Share Aware : who is asking you to send a selfie?

Lee and Kim's Animal Adventure - CEOP : what are the risks in a virtual world?


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Jigsaw - CEOP : what information are you posting about yourself online?

Caught in the Web - BBC : Newsround special about gaming, personal information, webcams and more

Secondary age pupils

 Consequences - CEOP : what is personal information and how can you protect it?

Matt thought he knew - CEOP : who are you talking to online?

Claire thought she knew - CEOP : what do you do if you're being groomed?

Exposed - CEOP : what can you do if you're being bullied or pressured into sexting?

The Dangers of Social Media (Child Prdator Social Experiment)


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