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Online Safety: Parents and Carers

Parents and carers

Online Safety is an important part of an educational settings responsibility to safeguard children; we can teach and empower learners to understand how to be safe and behave appropriately online, but these messages can only be successful if they’re supported and reinforced by parents when children are at home.

Parents and carers can sometimes be a difficult group to engage with; lack of time or limited knowledge and understanding about how technology works may mean some parents and carers lack confidence around keeping their children safe online. Alternatively, some families may think they already do enough to protect their children by banning and blocking certain websites.

Useful resources for further information

The following websites are useful to signpost to parents/carers for general online safety advice:

Advice for settings regarding sharing online warnings with parents/carers about 'challenges' or specific apps or games can be found at: