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E-Safety for Parents

The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices.

However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge. (

Keep talking to your child about what they are doing online.

  • understand that they'll be using the internet to research homework as well talking to their friends.
  • ask your child to show you what they enjoy doing online
  • be positive but also open about anything you're worried about. You could say "I think this site's really good" or "I'm a little worried about things I've seen here."
  • ask them if they're worried about anything, and let them know they can come to you.
  • ask them about their friends online and how they know they are who they say they are
  • ask your child what they think's okay for children of different ages so they feel involved in the decision making (from

How to Set up Parental Controls to Limit Age-Inappropriate Content  for both Android and Iphone


The parental controls on smartphones allow you to block or restrict certain apps, features, content, downloads or purchases that might not be suitable for young people. Setting limitations around age ratings, Siri and web searches enables you to filter out age-inappropriate content and vastly reduce the likelihood of your children being exposed to potentially upsetting material and information.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as age-restricted content, explicit websites and inappropriate search results.





Staying SAFE online - resources for parents / carers


  • Think U Know - For parents who would like advice on how to take care of their children’s safety and security when using the internet at home.
  • Net-Aware - A guide to social networks used by children. Up to date information on popular apps and games.
  • NSPCC - NSPCC website with advice and videos to share with children about keeping safe online.
  • Childnet - Information about parental controls and gaming.
  • Internet Matters - Site that covers many aspects of internet safety and takes you through setting up parental controls on all gadgets in an easy to follow step by step guide.
  • Get Safe Online - Online safety advice.
  • Connect Safely - Parents’ guide to Instagram.