Keeping Safe Online
Working together to help prevent abuse and keep children and young people safe
The NSPCC have published a useful leaflet to help keep your children safe online.
The NSPCC offer a wide range of resources to help parents, carers and others members of the community, to ensure that they are able to meet their safeguarding responsibilities:
- NSPCC Helpline – Parents, carers and members of the public can contact the NSPCC helpline whenever they’re worried about a child by calling 0808 800 5000, emailing email@example.com, texting 88858* or contacting online at http://www.nspcc.org.uk/helpline. The helpline is free, available 24/7 and calls can be made anonymously. This service can also be used for general advice and guidance
Need-to-Know Guides - Further information on a range of issues can be accessed through
a series of guides. These include leaving
children home alone, holding babies safely, and spotting signs of abuse and neglect.
PANTS – The Underwear Rule: Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like
their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried. Using
age appropriate language, PANTS allows parents to have difficult conversations around
sexual abuse without even mentioning the word 'sex'.
ShareAware: The internet is a great place for children to be and ShareAware makes it safer.
ShareAware provides straightforward, no-nonsense advice to help untangle the web and
empowers parents and cares to have conversations with their children about staying safe
online and through social media.
NetAware: Net Aware is an online tool that informs parents about the social networks, apps
and games that children might be using. We looked at the frequency of inappropriate
content, how robust and easy to find the privacy settings are, and why children like using the
sites. We regularly update Net Aware with new apps, and parents can sign up to Net Aware
newsletters to keep up with digital trends.
NSPCC/O2 Online Safety Helpline: This helpline provides practical, technical advice
including parental controls on electronic devices, adjusting privacy settings, understanding
social networks, and information about online gaming.
Tel: 0808 800 5002
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