The internet is amazing. Children and young people can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. As this digital world constantly evolves we need to assure this is enjoyed as safely as possible.

Below we have some some useful information, links and tips, which you may find helpful.




SMART Rules!

  • S - Safe: Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you're chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.

  • M - Meet: Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents' or carers' permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.

  • A - Accepting: Accepting emails, messages, or opening fi les, images or texts from people you don't know or trust can lead to problems — they may contain viruses or nasty messages!

  • - Reliable: Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the intemet may not be true. Always check information by
  • T - Tell: Tell a parent, carer or a trusted adult if so


Useful websites

Parenting in the digital world  -  


Safer digital world for the under 12's

Online safety advice from 'Online Matters' 

A parents guide to children using social media

Know IT all for parents

OpenDNS - Free and paid versions of family filtering services


Download safety guides




X Box


Whats App



Setting up parental controls

Guide to Setting up Parental Controls on PCs

Guide to Setting Parental Controls for On-Demand TV (iPlayer, 4OD and so on)

Guide to Setting up Parental Controls on Web Browsers

Audio visual clip

Information you may wish to share with your young person

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