To help parents ensure their children stay safe online whilst getting to explore and discover new things we’ve pulled together a list of our resources you can access for free which provide information and advice for parents about internet safety.
A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation with your whole family about how you all use the internet and discuss together how to behave in a positive way when online at home, at school or at a friend’s house.
Our family agreement advice provides a list of things to consider when creating a family agreement and some examples.
The family agreement template provides a framework that will help families set clear expectations for positive and safe internet use.
We also have guidance to help you to create your own family agreement and put it into practice
Supporting young people online – Information & advice for parents & carers
Information and advice for parents, carers and teachers to address the online issues that children and young people face online today. The leaflet includes details about the potential risks, tips and conversation starters.
The leaflet is available to download in 13 languages including, Arabic, French Punjabi, Turkish and Welsh. Download it for free at: Supporting young people online – Information & advice for parents & carers
The leaflet is available online and can be ordered in English in batches of 20. Postage and packing costs apply. Order here.
Information and resources sheet
An information and advice sheet for parents and carers including links to web-based resources such as Internet Matters, ChildLine, CEOP and the Internet Watch Foundation.
Download the leaflet for free at: Information and resources sheet
The leaflet can be ordered in batches of 50. Postage and packing costs apply. Order here.
For parents of 3-11 year olds
Keeping young children safe online
This leaflet contains top tips for parents and carers for keeping young children safe online.
Download the leaflet for free at: Keeping young children safe online
More advice about how to keep young people safe can be found in our hot topic – Keeping young children safe online.
Digiduck’s big decision
Help arrives just in time for Digiduck® when faced with a difficult decision! Follow Digiduck® and his pals in this story of friendship and responsibility online.
The Digiduck® collection is a great way to educate younger children about how to be a good friend online. The collection now includes a book, PDF and interactive app.
Although you can purchase the book in our store, there is also a free PDF of the book available here: http://www.childnet.com/resources/digiducks-big-decision
The adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART Crew
These cartoons illustrate 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions.
Do this fun quiz together as a family to see how much your family know about being SMART online!
For parents of 11-18 year olds
Young people and social networking sites
A leaflet for parents, carers and teachers with advice about social networking sites like Facebook. The leaflet includes information about reporting, digital footprint, privacy settings and online friendship. There’s also an FAQ’s section.
Download the leaflet for free at: Young people and social networking sites
The leaflet can be ordered in batches of 20. Postage and packing costs apply. Order here.
Social media guides
These guides can be used to find out more about the safety features available on some of the most popular social media websites and apps.
See the collection of guides here: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/social-media-guides
Social Media checklists
These checklists provide advice and guidance on how to set privacy settings and other account settings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
View all of the checklists here https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/social-media-checklists