Support and Guidance for Parents and Carers
- Internet Matters – a not-for-profit organisation set up to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. Their support for parents includes a range of downloadable guides covering subjects such as transition to secondary school, Vlogging & livestreaming, online gaming and cyberbullying.
- NSPCC - includes a range of resources to help parents keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.
- Parent Info - from CEOP and Parent Zone, Parent Info is a website for parents covering all of the issues amplified by the internet. It is a free service which helps schools engage parents with expert safety advice, endorsed by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. This website provides expert information across a range of online harms.
- Parent Zone - offers a range of resources for families, to help them meet the challenges of the digital age, including parent guides on the latest digital trends and platforms
- The Parents Show - Schools are increasingly reporting the impact video gaming is having on children’s education, achievement, behaviour and sleep. To support schools with this challenging area and to help raise awareness your ICT Team participated in the Radio Verulam’s ‘Parents Show’. The programme focused on the need for parental engagement, appropriate boundaries and research about the effects of gaming on behaviour and sleep..
- Childnet - A non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the internet are addressed. Childnet International produce an online CD guide specifically for parents KnowITAll
- ThinkUKnow - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own educational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
- Get Safe online - A beginner’s guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.
- Kidsmart - Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
- NetAware - NSPCC site allowing you to check apps and websites
- BullyingUK - One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.