Parents & Carers

Helping Your Child Stay Safe Online

There are useful resources for professionals, children and young people, parents and carers that can be utilised to ensure that children are safeguarding online. It is important to remember that children and young people utilise the internet differently depending on their age, gender, sexuality, ethnic background or religious/cultural beliefs.

More information on safeguarding children online:

Internet Matters

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)


PACE - Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation

London Grid for Learning

UK Safer Internet Centre

ChildNet Online Safety Guidance

Sexting - Sexting describes the use of technology to generate images or videos made by children under the age of 18 of other children; images that are of a sexual nature and are indecent. 

Other useful resources

ooVoo – Guide for Parents and Carers

Information and Online Resources Sheet

Keeing your child safe online – A checklist for parents and carers

Resources for parents, carers and professionals to support online
safety and gaming: what to do if you are worried (pdf 219 KB)
(Source: Kingston & Richmond LSCB)

Child Safety Online: A practical guide for parents and
carers whose children are using social media

"Set it before they get it" - useful wallet size guide for setting up e-devices before they are given to children Front / Back

Top 3 tips for parents and carers for safeguarding children online
(Source: Kingston & Richmond LSCB)

Growing Up Digital Report