The internet can be a useful tool for communicating, downloading information (such as recipes, maps, train times, weather etc ) researching, shopping, teaching and generally having fun playing internet games and activities. For most people the internet has become the first port of call for information and a vital part of their everyday life; and for children in particular an excellent tool for homework and chatting to friends! Because of the prolific use of the internet coupled with the anonymity of internet users, internet safety has become paramount and all internet users need to be aware of the key issues. As with many activities in life, so long as you follow certain guidelines and are aware of the dangers, you should still be able to enjoy safe surfing. Many organisations have set up comprehensive websites which provides guides and rules on internet safety. Below are some of the best guides and information for parents to fully support their students in being safe online.Top Tips for iPads
This advice is for parents and carers about cyberbullying. It provides advice and information about how they can protect their child from cyberbullying and how to tackle it if it happens.Cyberbullying: Advice for headteachers and school staff
All UK mobile phone providers have malicious or nuisance call, text or picture message centres set up and have procedures in place to deal with such instances.Families Matter
Families Matter have designed an online guide for parents on the dangers of radicalisation, as well as producing a YouTube film with testimonies from parents whose children have travelled to Syria.Advice for parents and carers on cyber bullying
This advice is for parents and carers about cyberbullying. It provides advice and information about how they can protect their child from cyberbullying and how to tackle it if it happens.Think U Know Website
Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology.Parents Protect!
This website is an information and resources website which aims to raise awareness about child sexual abuse, answer questions and give adults the information, advice, support and facts, they need to help protect children..Net Aware
Your guide to the social networks your kids use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital worldo2 : NSPCC
On this hub, you'll find articles on everything from online bullying, to the apps your kids are using.Internet Matters
We’re passionate about keeping children safe online and are here to help you make the right decisions for you and your family. Whether you’re looking for information for the first time, or an old hand, our website has everything you need to help make your children’s online life fulfilling, fun and above all safe.NSPCC: Share Aware
Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games.How can you safeguard children from sexting?
Guide: How can you safeguard children from sexting?
5 Do’s and Don’ts for an e-safe environment. (For parents, carers and Childminders)Esafety Discussions at Home
A document on Having an e-Safety discussion at homeEsafety with a Teenager
Having an e-Safety discussion at home (With teenagers)User Accounts
How to effectively manage User Accounts to promote EsafetyNasty Messages Received Guide
Your child tells you they have been receiving nasty messages (A guide for parents and carers)Nasty Messages as Perpetrator
My child has been sending unpleasant messages on the internet… HELP!Child Online Safety
A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media