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Internet Safety Advice

The UK Safer Internet Centre provides information and advice on all subjects regarding technology on the web.

From website security to safe surfing on your Playstation or Xbox, you can find out the latest advice on how to use the internet and new technologies safely and responsibly. There is also a range of practical resources, news and events focusing on the safe and responsible use of the internet and new technologies.

Useful websites for further help and guidance

Swiggle - Child-friendly search engine

Google Family Link

BBC Own It - Digital Wellbeing App

What is TikTok?

Protect Young Eyes - A Parents' Guide To Mobile Apps

Yellow - 'Tinder for Teens'?

Pokemon Go - A Guide for Parents

NSPCC - Keeping Children Safe Online

Safety Net Kids - Staying Safe Online

How to protect your children on their smartphone

Social Media Advice for Parents

Survive the Tech Summer Holidays

#Ditto - e-safety newsletter

ParentZone - Three Minute Briefing on the MOMO Challenge

MOMO Challenge - Safety Tips For Parents

Advice for parents who are concerned about their child's online behaviour from ThinkUKnow

Advice for parents who are worried about their child, the internet and sex with ThinkUKnow

Net Aware

An online guide to the social networks your children are likely to use. Produced by the NSPCC in partnership with MumsNet. 

Minor Monitor

Receive automated parental alerts any time MinorMonitor detects dangerous activity. Monitor your child's messages, activities, friends and photos in an easy to use Web dashboard. All this for free – no hidden charges.


To make keeping your children safe online easier, use the iKeepSafe BEaPRO™ Parent app. It will help you know what you need to know and where to look for answers


Tips on how to stay safe using a phone and understand the hidden costs involved in the phone use

OurPact - Parental Control App

OurPact is a free parental control app which allows you to control and block the internet and Applications on individual devices in your home, teaching children proper device use and responsibility. 

The parental control solution gives parents the ability to manage their child’s screen time throughout the day. 

Parents can enforce bedtime, set dinnertime, manage study time and schedule family time throughout the day. By syncing your family’s iPads, iPhones, and iPods to OurPact, you can have the power to manage your entire family’s screen time & device use under one platform. 

OurPact can: 

  • Block children’s Internet across all synced devices 
  • Block children’s Apps across all synced Devices 
  • Schedule Internet and App use according to your child’s daily routine or parental restrictions 
  • Enforce Bedtime, Dinnertime, Study Time and Family Time 
  • Create custom schedules for any activity or time frame 
  • Block Internet and Apps at-a-touch 
  • Allow Website and App access, whenever you feel your child “needs more time” 
  • Block All 3rd Party Apps: Block Facebook, Block SnapChat, Block Instagram, Block Twitter, etc.

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