Below are some links that you might find helpful in terms of keeping your child safe online:
TES article – this is a very hard-hitting article, but one that we feel every parent and carer should read. The article has been written by a reporter who spent three days shadowing two Met Police units charged with tackling online sex crimes against children. It will give you a stark insight into the harrowing experiences that officers face every day in the fight to bring offenders to justice. It is likely to shock you, but the police desperately need parents and teachers to understand the reality of risks young children face on social media.
O2 NSPPC Netaware – your guide to the social networks your children might want to use and their age restrictions and risks.
Think U Know – advice on protecting your child from abuse online and also ways to report it.
NSPCC – how to start the conversation with your child about staying safe online.
UK Safer Internet Centre – advice about tightening up parental controls on your home Internet provider.