Help and Advice For Parents / Carers
Keeping your child safe on Social Media
There are a growing number of different social media sites and apps.
Click on the link to internet matters.org to find out how you can set parental controls on your child’s phone or device. Different social media platforms have different age restrictions, most of which are 13 years old. It is important for you to have conversations with your child about their media use, what they are sharing and how to keep them safe.
A great way to start positive family conversations around safe and responsible internet use, and to agree clear expectations and boundaries, is to create a family agreement.
Parent Info is a collaboration between parent zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations on a range of topics including:
- Games, Apps and Tech
- Safety and Settings
- Relationships and sex
- Education and the future
- Health and Wellbeing
Child Net have a range of resources aimed at supporting parents on a wide range of topics. Including
Think You Know is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. They have created home activity packs with videos and parent advice guides to support your conversations with your children on a range of subjects.
Keeping Children Safe by the NSPCC provide support and tips to help you keep children safe. They offer advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you are worried about your child.
Supporting your child with their mental health