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Internet Safety and Harm

Parenting in the Digital World have developed some fantastic resources to support parents to understand the challenges of keeping your child safe on line.

Technology changes quickly and it can feel like your child knows more than you.

This page is designed to support you as a parent and build your confidence so that you can have a conversation with your child about internet safety.





Here is a link to their website for lots more information.

This guide talks you through the challenges of our digital world.


These leaflet gives you advice for different age groups.

Family Toolkit

Internet Matters have created your own personalised toolkit to help you learn about internet safety.

All you need is an email address and answer some simple questions.

You will then get your own toolkit of information.

You will receive:

  • Age-specific advice to support your children online
  • Learn about popular apps and platforms your children use
  • Get information about how to deal with any online safety concerns
  • Get recommendations for digital tools to support their interests and wellbeing


Just follow this link

My family digital toolkit


Balancing Screen Time

A huge challenge for all parents is balancing how much time our children are on a device. It can feel like they spend all day on a device and don't choose other things. Click in the section below and you will find guides for different year groups.



Gaming is complex and everchanging. Gaming can have a social context to it as well - children talk to other people. Below find out what is appropriate for each age group.


Digital Piracy

Streaming illegally can expose a child to cyber threats, disturbing pop-ups and harmful content. It does not just include websites but risks on streaming devices, mobile apps and connected tvs.

Here is information to support you

Tips to build a good online reputation


Teaching your child about fake news


Internet Matters have developed some information to help parents understand the importance of teaching your child about fake news.

Children in KS2 talk about reading or seeing things online but don't always know if they are true.

We talk to children about critical thinking - asking yourself questions and using your knowledge to think about if something is true, what is right or wrong. With older children we talk about thinking about the risk they are taking.


The  link will help you to understand how you can support your child.


Watch the video.

Reporting harmful content:


Please follow this link to our online safety page to find out more about reporting harmful content.