From mobile phones, computers and laptops to netbooks, tablets and games consoles, our children have a huge amount of technology around them and we want them to know how to use it and have fun safely.
There are a number of great eSafety resources online, click on the links below, and we encourage you to spend some time looking at them and discussing them with your child.
Find out how to be SMART online. A website with advice for both parents and children.
Do the KidSMART treasure hunt
when looking at this site!
A website produced by CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre) gives advice for children at all Key Stages and parents.
A film produced by the CBBC NewsRound team showing children a number of important ways of keeping safe.
BBC Stay Safe site contains a number of resources including a number of short films, games and and top safety tips. Horrible Histories have made several short films with specific eSafety messages such as this one about Internet Privacy Settings.
Test your eSafety knowledge to see if you can keep Dodge safe online!
Held every year in February, Safer Internet Day is specifically aimed at keeping children safe on the internet.
The Parent Zone is a website supporting parenting in the digital age. It’s a great website for parents, with lots of advice, information and support for when you are navigating your child’s digital world.
The UK Safer Internet Centre website provides a number of useful resources, including:
Common Sense Media is dedicated to helping children thrive in a world of media and technology, and to helping families make smart media choices.
Use their parent review pages to get honest and unbiased reviews about all the films, books, games, apps and websites that your child loves.
Find answers to parental concerns that you might have about your child's online or technology use.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is part of the National Crime Agency and works to protect children both online and offline.
Visit their Safety Centre or make a report of an online incident if:
Someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know. It may be inappropriate chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up.
Get Safe Online is a website aimed at adults and provides practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online. It contains guidance on many other related subjects too – including performing backups and how to avoid theft or loss of your computer, smartphone or tablet. Every conceivable topic is included on the site – including safe online shopping, gaming and dating … so now you really can stay safe with everything you do online.