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Online safety - a guide for parents and carers

Online safety

Children and young people spend a lot of time online – it can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun. But children do also face risks like cyber bulling or seeing content that’s inappropriate.”

There is ways that you can keep children and young people safe click read more to find out how.

There is a great deal of information and support for parents and carers on the internet. Please take a look at some of the resources below. These may help you to support your children and young people.

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors

Visit ThinkUKnow

Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience. In line with CEOP’s Thinkuknow programme, some of the content covers internet safety, but it all starts from the assumption that young people make little distinction between their online and offline lives and the issues for parents are often the same. The aim is to help parents help their children be discriminating, web-literate and resilient.

Visit Parent Info

Rotherham Power offers advice and guidance about Apps that every parent and carer should know about; radicalisation and extremism (Prevent); parental guides and digital parenting magazines.

Visit Rotherham Power