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Keeping children safe online – updated guidance

The DfE has updated guidance for parents and carers about keeping children safe online. New information on apps has been added.

The BBC have a website and app called Own It. The website has a lot of content for children to help them navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most.

SafeToNet is an app for parents to help them safeguard their children from online risks like cyberbullying and sexting, whilst respecting their child’s rights to privacy. The SafeToNet Foundation is providing UK families with free access to 1 million licences during coronavirus.

In addition to this we hold annual Online Safety Information Evenings to provide opportunities for parents and carers to learn how to keep children safe online. Additional information can be found on the Thinkuknow.co.uk website.

Parent Info is a new and freely available service launched by CEOP and The Parent Zone which brings together the most up-to-date content aimed at parents. The content is written by leading experts in their fields and covers pornography to eating disorders, sexting to violent extremism. The content is lively and easy to read and comes with all the authority of CEOP and The Parent Zone, leading providers of information and support about online risks.