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Internet Safety

Keeping Children & Young People Safe Online

Introduction

The internet has revolutionised and has incredibly changed how we communicate and socialise with people 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  With access at our fingertips, it can be even more challenging to keep children and young people safe online, especially when they have their own computers, laptops, smartphones/mobile phones, tablets and games consoles.   

As a parent, carer or a professional, it is important to educate yourself, children and young people that as well as the endless opportunities available through the internet and technology, there are also associated risks to be aware of.

Potential online risks can include:

 

Keeping your child safe

There are several way to help keep child and young people safe online:

Useful sites for further information and advice:


Online Safety 0-5 years

NSPCC - National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children: Advice and support for adults concerned about a child.

CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre: Organisation that works to stop child abuse on the internet.

Childnet: Information on benefits, risks and safety on the internet.

Which?: Information and advice on child internet safety.