FOR PARENTS & CARERS: ADVICE AND RESOURCES
Thinkuknow - advice from CEOP
We think the advice on the 'Thinkuknow' website for parents and carers of primary-aged children is particularly good and continues to be updated in response to developments in technology.
The site is currently split into four sections:
- Growing up online (https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Primary/Growing-up-online/)
- Conversation starters (https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Primary/Conversation-Starters/) - this section includes two particularly good videos for families to discuss: 'Lee and Kim's Adventure' (aimed at children aged 5 to 7) and 'Jigsaw' (aimed at children aged 8 to 10).
- Risks your child might face (https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Primary/Risks/)
- Tools to protect your child (https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Primary/Tools/)
The Parents' and Carers' Guide to the Internet
‘The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’, has been created by CEOP to provide a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent.
Watch this short teaser clip to find out more.
The show covers topics such as, talking to your child about the technologies they use and the things they might see, such as pornography.
With interviews from leading experts such as, Professor Tanya Byron, Dr Linda Papadopoulos and Reg Bailey, as well as key industry players from Facebook, Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters, this online guide aims to equip you with the tools to have those tricky conversations with your children and keep your family safe online.
So grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy!
'Keeping up with the Joneses' is a short 50's style trailer that aims to get parents and carers thinking about their children's online lives.
UK Safer Internet Centre
Below you will find a wide range of advice for parents from the UK Safer Internet Centre and other organisations working to help children stay safe online.
From the UKSafer Internet Centre:
- Facebook Checklist
- Childnet's Parent and Carers Zone
- Conversation Starters – for talking with primary children
- Conversation Starters – for talking with secondary children
- Keeping Young Children Safe Online
- ASK.FM fact sheet
- Connect with Respect Quiz
From other organisations:
- Thinkuknow - advice from CEOP
- Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine
- Parents’ guides from ConnectSafely about Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Google+
- The Digital Universe of Your Children - film from European Schoolnet
- Top ten online safety tips from BBC WebWise
- Short films from the BBC: develop online skills and make the most of your mobile, tablet, computer or interactive TV
- Horrible Histories films - Staying safe online
- Know the Net - Quiz