The Internet is a wonderful and diverse place, filled with incredible information and resources. Yet for many parents and carers who often have less knowledge and experience of the internet, it can be a place of concern. We all worry about who or what our children could come into contact with online and how we can protect them with limited knowledge.
Most children use the Internet safely and responsibly plus, we shouldn't lose sight of the internet's positive attributes. A balance is needed between concerns for online safety and empowering children to explore and enjoy of this wonderfully rich resource, safe in the knowledge that they can talk to you about anything they may encounter.
In school children are taught how to keep safe online and how to deal with unwanted messages and images. This can continue at home with the help of the following websites which offer advice and guidelines for parents