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Online Safety Guidance for Parents

​Using the internet, mobile phones and games consoles are now an every-day part of a young person’s life. However, there are risks that can arise for children – and you as parents need to know how to protect them effectively.

We have created this page to give you some tips on how you can keep your children safe, as well as provide you with some informative websites for you to find out more information from.

Online hate is something that your children will be coming across whilst they are using the internet and social media. Internet matters have created a toolkit to help parents tackle this issue with their children:

Some useful puzzles and games aimed at educating children about cyber-security have been designed for parents to share with them:

Castleford Park Junior’s Top Tips for Parents:

We follow an ‘Internet Legends’ scheme of work designed by Parent Zone and Google to help us teach our pupils how to stay safe online. Parents can also use the same exciting and relevant materials by following this link

Recommended websites for more information​

Keeping children safe online | NSPCC – parent guides

Think U Know – age appropriate education about online safety for you and your child

CallerSmart – parent guide to internet safety

Childnet – help, advice and resources for parents including how to respond to an online safety incident

Get Safe Online – keeping your child’s online activity safe

Childline – advice and guidance for children and parents if they are worried about staying safe online

Kidpower – personal safety information and advice for parents and their children

Commonsensemedia – Reviews of apps, games, movies etc. for parents to check that they are suitable

Internet matters – Guides for parents to help keep their child safe online, including setting up parent controls on social media accounts and online accounts

Grandparent’s Guide to Online Safety

Keeping Youtube safe and using parent controls:

Support for Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents:

Social media checklists for parents

E Safety PowerPoint

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Setting up parental control on different electronic devices

Parental Controls

Link to set YouTube parental controls

Link to WhatsApp parental control guide

Link to Instagram parental control guide

Parent Guides