What happens on the Internet and on mobile devices can sometimes have a dramatic effect on the wellbeing, happiness and security of children today. There is a minefield of risks associated with the use of online apps, but the pages below provide links which help parents to stay informed about what children get up to online and how to keep them safe.
Think you know
Helps children through online problems and ensuring that online activities remain fun. There is advice on a whole variety of issues, such as dealing with pressure, livestreaming, online bullying or gaming. There is also advice if a child is worried about a friend, and a report tool for more serious problems.
Better Internet for Kids
The Better Internet for Kids portal provides information, guidance and resources on better internet issues from the joint Insafe-INHOPE network of Safer Internet Centres in Europe, and other key stakeholders.
'Online, on the phone, anytime’. This site, run by the NSPCC enables anyone to get immediate help through their online chat room. The site also has information and advice on bullying, abuse, and the law, you and your body, and friendships. There is also a toolbox for equipping students with skills which will help support them.
Hot topics, such as screen time boundaries and information for parents and carers. What issues could be affecting your children such as inappropriate content, radicalisation and sexting.
Information from BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin
- Digital resilience toolkits
- What the experts say
Lists the social media websites which are being used by children. Your guide to the social networks your children use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world.
Safer Internet Day
Noting the global reach of the Safer Internet Day campaign, on this site you can discover more about the actions of European Safer Internet Centres, global Safer Internet Day Committees, and a range of organisational and industry supporters to mark the day. We're continuing to update this site and individual profile pages over the coming weeks as we count down to the big day, so please come back often for the latest news and updates.
Read to find out more about practical ways in which you can get involved. Everyone has a role to play in creating and maintaining a better online world.
This page contains a wealth of useful information for parents on how to keep their children safe on the internet, including giving advice on privacy settings for the main social media websites and apps.
Stop Online Abuse
Advice and taking action on online sexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.