Staying Safe Online

Below are some useful links to help keep your children safe online:

To keep our children safe when browsing the internet in school, we use a web filter called Securley. It provides outstanding online safeguarding and is always kept up to date with the latest block lists from the Home Office and the Internet Watch Foundation amongst others. 

CEOP helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. We help thousands of children and young people every year, as well as their parents and carers who have been in a similar situation to you. CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking.

We are here to help and give you advice, and you can make a report directly to us if something has happened to your child online which has made either you or your child feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone they know in real life, or someone they have only ever met online.

If you make a report to CEOP about sexual abuse or grooming online it will be read by one of our Child Protection Advisors who will get in contact with you on the phone number or email address that you give to us to talk about what you have reported, to make sure your child is safe and discuss what will happen next. Please try not to worry, your child has done nothing wrong and we will do all we can to help. CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking.

We will work together with you and lots of other professionals whose jobs are also to make sure your child is safe, this includes other police agencies.  If a crime has been committed we will work together and use our specialist skills to identify the person or people responsible and bring them into the criminal justice system.

Unfortunately, CEOP will not respond to reports about bullying. If you're worried about your child being bullied online, or want to discuss a concern right now, you can call the NSPCC helpline for parents and professionals at any time on 0808 800 5000, or visit their website.

For more information relating to keeping your child safe online and supporting them if something has happened to them online, you can visit our Thinkuknow website for parents and carers.

Parental controls - what can you do as a parent?

GoCompare have put together a useful guide for parents on how they can implement Parental Controls to safeguard their children whilst online.

Called Broadband Parental Controls - How to control internet access at home, it gives parents guidance on how to implement parental controls from various internet providers such as BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin etc.  

The internet has so many positive and wonderful aspects to enjoy but there can be a darker side. We look at some of the most constructive ways to protect yourselves and your children from the main dangers and difficult trends online. Hints, tips and insights around the major issues.

Rotherham Power contains lots of information, documents and links to resources to support all aspects of Online Safety in the home. 

Parent Zone are the experts in digital family life. We provide support and information to parents, children and schools, working globally to help families to navigate the internet safely and confidently. We work with parents, schools, governments and businesses to study, understand and address the impact of emerging technologies on young people.

Our mission is to improve outcomes for children in a digital world, so:

Children will be safer online.

Children will be resilient enough to cope with the challenges of the online world.

Children will be educated for a digital future.

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe?

That’s where we come in. Whether you’re an online expert or you’re not sure where to start, our tools and advice will help you keep your child safe.

Here you will find the most up to date guides for social media apps and platforms. Click on the icons below to find out more information about each app and to download our useful tips to help keep children safe.