Online safety advice for parents and guardians
In the 21st century, it's not practical to know what our children are doing every minute of the day, but it's every parent's responsibility to make sure that their children know why it's essential that they stay safe online.
What can you do?
Here are some useful tips for making sure your child is safe online:
Here are some things you can do that will not only protect your children online, but your whole family:
Click on the links below to access more information from Hampshire Constabulary in relation to the following topics:
More help and advice
Online safety help and advice
There are many websites offering information and support on internet safety, both for young people and adults. Here are some of them:
CEOP is the UK's national police agency for protecting young people online. You can get help and advice on a range of subjects and can report directly to CEOP if you are worried about someone's behaviour towards you online.
Thinkuknow is run by CEOP and has information for young people between the ages of 5 and 16, parents and resources for professionals to teach internet safety.
Advice for parents, professionals and young people on the signs of sexual exploitation and how to keep safe.
A site from Childnet International with all sorts of information about being smart online.
This site explains how to stay safe in different forms of online chat, including mobiles, internet messenger and gaming.
A site explaining the basics of safe surfing, including how to protect your PC and avoiding internet crime.
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) operates the UK Internet Hotline for the public to report criminal online content in a secure and confidential way. The Hotline service can be used anonymously.
Information and advice in relation to parental control software.
Online safety tips for parents
ChildLine is the free helpline and online service for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk to talk to a trained counsellor about any problem, or talk to other young people on the message boards.
CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online. If you're being bullied or are troubled by something, CyberMentors is where you can go for help.
PLEASE NOTE: Manor Field Infant School is not responsible for pages maintained by external providers or for the content held within them. The sites listed above have been identified as useful resources for providing additional information on some of the topics discussed on this site.
Government guidance on Cyberbullying