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With school closures and nationwide lockdown, it is important that we continue to support children’s emotional wellbeing during these times of uncertainty and anxiety. Much of the learning has switched to online but there are increased risks of children being online and vulnerable to grooming and exploitation. SCARF have produced advice and guidance about keeping children safe on line, at a time of soaring levels of children’s internet use at home.
Parents Helpsheet produced by Think U Know has guidance on how to keep children safe online as well as support services
Coram Life Education has a page on their website to support parents and carers during this difficult time: https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/here-for-parents
NSPCC The website contains links to many resources about all aspects of child safety, including online safety.
Net Aware This website tells you everything you need to know about social media and the available apps that your child might be accessing.
Thinkyouknow A website for parents with useful FAQs about many aspects of safety online. It also has plenty of downloadable free resources and presentations on internet safety. It caters for children as young as five.
CEOP This is the special unit of the police dedicated to cyberspace and has useful information and contacts if you have concerns about child safety online.
Internet Watch Foundation The only organisation in the UK that provides an internet hotline for the public to report websites with potentially illegal content, it also features useful tips on internet safety, filters and links to other helpful organisations.
Childnet International This is a non-profit organisation working with other organisations around the world to ensure the internet is a safe place for children. The website contains lots of information and resources for parents, teachers and children.