Online Safety Update
Created for Northumberland Schools
Download the 'Uniquely Me' Parent Guide
The Dove Self-Esteem Project has already reached the lives of millions of children and young people worldwide – but we don’t want to stop there.
Our mission is to make body confidence education available to even more people – through resources you can use at home.
The free Uniquely Me Parent’s Guide equips parents with the materials they need to teach their children and young people about the importance of a healthy body image, nurture their self-esteem and empower them to reach their full potential.
- Expert advice
- Activities for boosting self-esteem
- Action checklists
- ...and lots more to get this important conversation started.
The O2 | NSPCC helpline
Need to talk to someone?
Sometimes it's easier to talk about a problem. That's why we've set up our advice line, to answer any questions you or your child might have about staying safe online.
Whether you're after techy advice on things like:
- information about an app or service in general
- privacy setting on apps
- parental controls on your wifi
Or want help with more personal matters such as:
- how to stop online bullying
- what to do about who your child's messaging
- how to talk about sexting.
We're here to help.
Whatever you're worried about, big or small, give us a call on 0808 800 5002 for free, Mon–Fri, 10am–4pm. If your child's worried about you talking to us, you can call us together, and we'll reassure you both.
Gaming : a video guide for parents and carers
Thinkuknow's new video guide and accompanying article , developed in collaboration with The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), helps parents and carers to understand:
- How in-game chat works;
- How it might be abused by others, and;
- What they can do to help keep their children safe whilst using in-game chat
New from Parent Info: active gaming and Roblox guide
Gaming can be an active experience for children and young people. A new Parent Info article explores how active gaming works and the games available that help them stay active.
Parents and carers asking for advice on Roblox?
Parent Info's guide takes a look at how the platform is used and how it can be made safer for children.
Government guidance for parents
Government guidance for parents - online harms
The government has produced a useful webpage listing sources of advice and support for keeping children safe. The guide includes information about:
- Protect children from domestic abuse
- Teenage relationship abuse
- Child sexual abuse and exploitation
- Sexual assault referral centres
- Crime, Criminal Exploitation and County Lines, violence and gangs
- Protect children from radicalisation
- Online child safety
- Mental health