Links to External Resources on Online Safety
Online Safety Guide to the Internet
Monitoring what your son or daughter does on the Internet
can sometimes be a daunting task, but it is important to remember that
(when used correctly) the internet can be a positive learning
The following guidelines have been produced with this
Using the Internet safely at home: Guidance for parents
Keeping your child safe online
- Make online time a family activity.
- Check filtering of mobile data as well as broadband – but do not rely on this
- Make sure that you know the services your children
- Keep the computer in a family room and ensure all devices are removed from the child's bedroom at night.
- Go online yourself so that you are familiar with and
understand the potential benefits and risks associated with
- Get to know your child's 'online friends' just as
you do their other friends
- Let them feel they can discuss any worries with you – even if they have made bad choices
- If you are concerned about your child's online activities,
talk to them about it
- Develop an agreed set of family Internet rules. Use
'Family rules' document for an example (see link).
- Make sure that your children are familiar with, and
adhere to, your 'Family Internet Rules' which should be posted
near the computer as a reminder
- Monitor your children's compliance with these rules
- Should you become aware of the presence of child pornography
online, report this immediately to the National Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Children, on telephone number: 0800 800 500
You might find it useful to visit Childnet - Know it all or Think u Know,
where advice and guidance can be found on everything from social networking
to downloading music.