We believe at Crossways that it is hugely important for children growing up in today’s digital world to know and understand how to use the internet safely, just like you would teach them road safety and other safety learning. Teach your children to always be careful when using the internet. It can help them keep in touch with their friends and help their education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others. We have therefore taken positive steps to ensure that risks are minimised by educating and empowering our children to use the internet with care.
‘Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children and young people’s online world.
The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risk.’ (NSPCC)
Resources for parents and carers, including a range of online safety advice and support from key organisations.
Provides advice on how to have conversations about online safety with your child and guidance on parental controls.
Thinkuknow is the national online safety education programme from CEOP, the online child protection command of the National Crime Agency.
Other useful links:
If you are worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to internet safety please report it to the CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre).
Parent Info provides support and advice to parents, with contributions from the leading experts and organisations in matters related to young people and families in a digital world.