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.


These are some useful guides to help you start those conversations.
•    Age 11-13 Guide  
•    Age 14+  
•    Lets talk about life online 

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. 

 

Useful resources


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:

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

 

Anxiety: Information For Young People and Parents and CarersCoping with Self-Harm - A Guide For Parents and CarersDepression: Information For Young People and Parents and Carers