Parents and Carers

Welcome parents and carers!

In this section you will find all the information you need to keep your child safe online.

Whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to get knowledgeable about gaming, this section can help. We all know that it can sometimes be challenging to keep up to speed with what children and young people are doing online. On this page you’ll find a whole host of useful ways to help keep your child safe.

Looking for advice on where to begin?

The Parent and Carer Toolkit is a collection of three resources designed to help you talk to your child about their online life, manage boundaries around family internet use and point you in the direction of where to get further help and support. 


Looking for more information on a topic?

Our Hot Topics include information about different online risks and advice on how to support your child in tackling them. They include advice for different ages and stages along with age appropriate conversation starters. Catch up on the latest Childnet blogs for recent news and more advice.



Looking for advice on talking to your child about staying safe online?

Use our Conversation Starters alongside our Family Agreement to help you talk to your child about staying safe online and agreeing on some boundaries together.




Looking for help with an online safety concern?

If you're worried about an online issue concerning your child, visit the pages below for more advice and reporting routes.