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Here are the resources we found for online safety for parents and families:

Being the best version of yourself online

(Featured resource)HeadStart Wolverhampton worked with Wolverhampton Learning Technologies Team, Stone’s Throw Media, and Wolverhampton primary schools to create three great animated videos around the theme of “Being the Best Version of Yourself Online”. The videos explore the following themes:

  • The Digital 5-A-Day
  • Peer Pressure
  • Respect and Self-Respect

These films are great conversation starters with young people about making the best of modern technology.

Safer Internet Day 2019 Films

(Featured resource)Promotional films from the UK Safer Internet Centre for Safer Internet Day 2019

Ken Corish: “Strategies for a Healthy Online Life”

(Featured resource)Ken Corish’s workshop at the HeadStart Conference on Oct. 3rd 2017 explored the relationship between digital technology and mental health in young people, with a particular focus on sleep and self-esteem.

Kayleigh’s Love Story

Kayleigh’s Love Story is a film about aspects of the last 13 days of the life of 15 year old Kayleigh Haywood. If shown in the cinema, this video would have a 15 rating so please watch with caution. Stop and think before you meet someone online, you don’t always know who you are talking to.

Organisation

ParentZone

(Featured resource)Parent Zone is devoted to providing expert information to families and schools. They find, curate and check the best available expert information on all issues that are amplified by the internet. The mission of Parent Zone is to improve outcomes for children in a digital world.

ReachOut Parents

ReachOut Parents provides information, tools and resources to help parents and carers support young people in the family environment. On the website you will find fact sheets, stories, practical tips and tools covering a range of topics, issues and experiences that are relevant to young people. You will also find an online community forum where you can talk to other parents about your experiences and work through your concerns in a safe, anonymous environment.

Online course

Online Safety for Parents and Carers e-Learning

Parenting in a digital world can be daunting. How do we keep our children and young people safe while also making the most of the considerable benefits the internet offers? Especially as our online lives change so fast, and – even if we’re experts online – the services our children use will be completely different to outs.

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4YP Radio for Anti-Bullying Week at The Orchard Centre: Tia and Tommy

(Featured resource)In this podcast from HeadStart Wolverhampton, two young people from The Orchard Centre in Wolverhampton discuss their experiences of bullying and their thoughts about why bullying occurs, how schools and other organisations should react to it, and how their experiences have changed their lives and views of themselves.

Bullying and Mental Health – in Conversation with Jodie Goodacre, Time to Change Young Champion

(Featured resource)Jodie Gooacre is one of Time To Change’s Young Champions, young people with direct experience of mental health issues who work alongside the Time To Change team to break down the stigma around mental health. In this conversation, she discusses the impact of bullying on mental health with Richard Anderson from HeadStart Wolverhampton.

Child in Mind: The Impact of Sexual Material Online

Any parent with a computer in the house will have thought about whether their child will see sexual material online. How widespread is this problem and what is it’s impact on children?

Digital 5-a-Day

(Featured resource)The Digital 5-a-Day provides a simple framework that reflects the concerns of parents/carers as well as children’s behaviours and needs. It can also act as a base for family agreements about internet and digital device use throughout both the holiday and term time.

NSPCC NetAware

(Featured resource)To help parents know how to keep their children safe online, NSPCC and O2 have developed Net Aware.

With new apps, services and social networks popping up all of the time, NetAware is the ‘go to’ place for parents, carers and educational professionals to check up on the features, and possible concerns, about each of them.

Safer Internet Day 2019 Films

(Featured resource)Promotional films from the UK Safer Internet Centre for Safer Internet Day 2019

Downloading

There are many great ways of accessing and downloading music, film, TV and video safely online and it is important that children and young people understand how to download content legally. This advice page provides introductory information about how to enjoy entertainment online in a safe and legal way.

Supporting Young People Online: Information and Advice for Parents and Carers (Arabic)

This downloadable resource is free for parents and carers and aims to educate them on how to make sure their children and young people are safe online. This resource is in Arabic to enable parents to understand online safety. It splits up potential online risks into four categories; conduct, content, contact and commercialism. It gives potential conversation starters for talking to young people about their internet use. Following this is advice about what you can do right now, and SMART rules for young children with an alternative five tips for teens.

Supporting Young People Online: Information and Advice for Parents and Carers (Bengali)

This downloadable resource is free for parents and carers and aims to educate them on how to make sure their children and young people are safe online. This resource is in Bengali to enable parents to understand online safety. It splits up potential online risks into four categories; conduct, content, contact and commercialism. It gives potential conversation starters for talking to young people about their internet use. Following this is advice about what you can do right now, and SMART rules for young children with an alternative five tips for teens.

Supporting Young People Online: Information and Advice for Parents and Carers (French)

This downloadable resource is free for parents and carers and aims to educate them on how to make sure their children and young people are safe online. This resource is in French to enable parents to understand online safety. It splits up potential online risks into four categories; conduct, content, contact and commercialism. It gives potential conversation starters for talking to young people about their internet use. Following this is advice about what you can do right now, and SMART rules for young children with an alternative five tips for teens.

Supporting Young People Online: Information and Advice for Parents and Carers (Hindi)

This downloadable resource is free for parents and carers and aims to educate them on how to make sure their children and young people are safe online. This resource is in Hindi to enable parents to understand online safety. It splits up potential online risks into four categories; conduct, content, contact and commercialism. It gives potential conversation starters for talking to young people about their internet use. Following this is advice about what you can do right now, and SMART rules for young children with an alternative five tips for teens.

Research/report

Life in ‘Likes’ – Children’s Commissioner Report into Social Media use among 8-12 Year Olds

This report contains information on social media use among 8-12 year olds. The objective for the study in the report was to explore the impact of social media use on the lives of young people aged betwee 8 and 12 years old, particularly in relation to their wellbeing and self-esteem.

Power of Image – A Report into the Influence of Images and Videos in Young People’s Digital Lives

This report from the UK Safer Internet Centre contains the results of an online servey of young people aged between 8 and 17. This report highlights the use of images and videos by young people online, including taking selfies, livestreaming and using social network sites like YouTube.

Being the best version of yourself online

(Featured resource)HeadStart Wolverhampton worked with Wolverhampton Learning Technologies Team, Stone’s Throw Media, and Wolverhampton primary schools to create three great animated videos around the theme of “Being the Best Version of Yourself Online”. The videos explore the following themes:

  • The Digital 5-A-Day
  • Peer Pressure
  • Respect and Self-Respect

These films are great conversation starters with young people about making the best of modern technology.

Safer Internet Day 2019 Films

(Featured resource)Promotional films from the UK Safer Internet Centre for Safer Internet Day 2019

Ken Corish: “Strategies for a Healthy Online Life”

(Featured resource)Ken Corish’s workshop at the HeadStart Conference on Oct. 3rd 2017 explored the relationship between digital technology and mental health in young people, with a particular focus on sleep and self-esteem.

Organisation

ParentZone

(Featured resource)Parent Zone is devoted to providing expert information to families and schools. They find, curate and check the best available expert information on all issues that are amplified by the internet. The mission of Parent Zone is to improve outcomes for children in a digital world.

ReachOut Parents

ReachOut Parents provides information, tools and resources to help parents and carers support young people in the family environment. On the website you will find fact sheets, stories, practical tips and tools covering a range of topics, issues and experiences that are relevant to young people. You will also find an online community forum where you can talk to other parents about your experiences and work through your concerns in a safe, anonymous environment.

Audio

4YP Radio for Anti-Bullying Week at The Orchard Centre: Tia and Tommy

(Featured resource)In this podcast from HeadStart Wolverhampton, two young people from The Orchard Centre in Wolverhampton discuss their experiences of bullying and their thoughts about why bullying occurs, how schools and other organisations should react to it, and how their experiences have changed their lives and views of themselves.

Bullying and Mental Health – in Conversation with Jodie Goodacre, Time to Change Young Champion

(Featured resource)Jodie Gooacre is one of Time To Change’s Young Champions, young people with direct experience of mental health issues who work alongside the Time To Change team to break down the stigma around mental health. In this conversation, she discusses the impact of bullying on mental health with Richard Anderson from HeadStart Wolverhampton.

Child in Mind: The Impact of Sexual Material Online

Any parent with a computer in the house will have thought about whether their child will see sexual material online. How widespread is this problem and what is it’s impact on children?

Digital 5-a-Day

(Featured resource)The Digital 5-a-Day provides a simple framework that reflects the concerns of parents/carers as well as children’s behaviours and needs. It can also act as a base for family agreements about internet and digital device use throughout both the holiday and term time.

NSPCC NetAware

(Featured resource)To help parents know how to keep their children safe online, NSPCC and O2 have developed Net Aware.

With new apps, services and social networks popping up all of the time, NetAware is the ‘go to’ place for parents, carers and educational professionals to check up on the features, and possible concerns, about each of them.

Safer Internet Day 2019 Films

(Featured resource)Promotional films from the UK Safer Internet Centre for Safer Internet Day 2019

Supporting Young People Online: Information and Advice for Parents and Carers (Arabic)

This downloadable resource is free for parents and carers and aims to educate them on how to make sure their children and young people are safe online. This resource is in Arabic to enable parents to understand online safety. It splits up potential online risks into four categories; conduct, content, contact and commercialism. It gives potential conversation starters for talking to young people about their internet use. Following this is advice about what you can do right now, and SMART rules for young children with an alternative five tips for teens.

Supporting Young People Online: Information and Advice for Parents and Carers (Bengali)

This downloadable resource is free for parents and carers and aims to educate them on how to make sure their children and young people are safe online. This resource is in Bengali to enable parents to understand online safety. It splits up potential online risks into four categories; conduct, content, contact and commercialism. It gives potential conversation starters for talking to young people about their internet use. Following this is advice about what you can do right now, and SMART rules for young children with an alternative five tips for teens.

Supporting Young People Online: Information and Advice for Parents and Carers (French)

This downloadable resource is free for parents and carers and aims to educate them on how to make sure their children and young people are safe online. This resource is in French to enable parents to understand online safety. It splits up potential online risks into four categories; conduct, content, contact and commercialism. It gives potential conversation starters for talking to young people about their internet use. Following this is advice about what you can do right now, and SMART rules for young children with an alternative five tips for teens.

Research/report

Life in ‘Likes’ – Children’s Commissioner Report into Social Media use among 8-12 Year Olds

This report contains information on social media use among 8-12 year olds. The objective for the study in the report was to explore the impact of social media use on the lives of young people aged betwee 8 and 12 years old, particularly in relation to their wellbeing and self-esteem.

Power of Image – A Report into the Influence of Images and Videos in Young People’s Digital Lives

This report from the UK Safer Internet Centre contains the results of an online servey of young people aged between 8 and 17. This report highlights the use of images and videos by young people online, including taking selfies, livestreaming and using social network sites like YouTube.

Being the best version of yourself online

(Featured resource)HeadStart Wolverhampton worked with Wolverhampton Learning Technologies Team, Stone’s Throw Media, and Wolverhampton primary schools to create three great animated videos around the theme of “Being the Best Version of Yourself Online”. The videos explore the following themes:

  • The Digital 5-A-Day
  • Peer Pressure
  • Respect and Self-Respect

These films are great conversation starters with young people about making the best of modern technology.

Safer Internet Day 2019 Films

(Featured resource)Promotional films from the UK Safer Internet Centre for Safer Internet Day 2019

Ken Corish: “Strategies for a Healthy Online Life”

(Featured resource)Ken Corish’s workshop at the HeadStart Conference on Oct. 3rd 2017 explored the relationship between digital technology and mental health in young people, with a particular focus on sleep and self-esteem.

Organisation

ParentZone

(Featured resource)Parent Zone is devoted to providing expert information to families and schools. They find, curate and check the best available expert information on all issues that are amplified by the internet. The mission of Parent Zone is to improve outcomes for children in a digital world.

ReachOut Parents

ReachOut Parents provides information, tools and resources to help parents and carers support young people in the family environment. On the website you will find fact sheets, stories, practical tips and tools covering a range of topics, issues and experiences that are relevant to young people. You will also find an online community forum where you can talk to other parents about your experiences and work through your concerns in a safe, anonymous environment.

Audio

4YP Radio for Anti-Bullying Week at The Orchard Centre: Tia and Tommy

(Featured resource)In this podcast from HeadStart Wolverhampton, two young people from The Orchard Centre in Wolverhampton discuss their experiences of bullying and their thoughts about why bullying occurs, how schools and other organisations should react to it, and how their experiences have changed their lives and views of themselves.

Bullying and Mental Health – in Conversation with Jodie Goodacre, Time to Change Young Champion

(Featured resource)Jodie Gooacre is one of Time To Change’s Young Champions, young people with direct experience of mental health issues who work alongside the Time To Change team to break down the stigma around mental health. In this conversation, she discusses the impact of bullying on mental health with Richard Anderson from HeadStart Wolverhampton.

Child in Mind: The Impact of Sexual Material Online

Any parent with a computer in the house will have thought about whether their child will see sexual material online. How widespread is this problem and what is it’s impact on children?

Digital 5-a-Day

(Featured resource)The Digital 5-a-Day provides a simple framework that reflects the concerns of parents/carers as well as children’s behaviours and needs. It can also act as a base for family agreements about internet and digital device use throughout both the holiday and term time.

NSPCC NetAware

(Featured resource)To help parents know how to keep their children safe online, NSPCC and O2 have developed Net Aware.

With new apps, services and social networks popping up all of the time, NetAware is the ‘go to’ place for parents, carers and educational professionals to check up on the features, and possible concerns, about each of them.

Safer Internet Day 2019 Films

(Featured resource)Promotional films from the UK Safer Internet Centre for Safer Internet Day 2019

Supporting Young People Online: Information and Advice for Parents and Carers (Arabic)

This downloadable resource is free for parents and carers and aims to educate them on how to make sure their children and young people are safe online. This resource is in Arabic to enable parents to understand online safety. It splits up potential online risks into four categories; conduct, content, contact and commercialism. It gives potential conversation starters for talking to young people about their internet use. Following this is advice about what you can do right now, and SMART rules for young children with an alternative five tips for teens.

Supporting Young People Online: Information and Advice for Parents and Carers (Bengali)

This downloadable resource is free for parents and carers and aims to educate them on how to make sure their children and young people are safe online. This resource is in Bengali to enable parents to understand online safety. It splits up potential online risks into four categories; conduct, content, contact and commercialism. It gives potential conversation starters for talking to young people about their internet use. Following this is advice about what you can do right now, and SMART rules for young children with an alternative five tips for teens.

Supporting Young People Online: Information and Advice for Parents and Carers (French)

This downloadable resource is free for parents and carers and aims to educate them on how to make sure their children and young people are safe online. This resource is in French to enable parents to understand online safety. It splits up potential online risks into four categories; conduct, content, contact and commercialism. It gives potential conversation starters for talking to young people about their internet use. Following this is advice about what you can do right now, and SMART rules for young children with an alternative five tips for teens.

Research/report

Life in ‘Likes’ – Children’s Commissioner Report into Social Media use among 8-12 Year Olds

This report contains information on social media use among 8-12 year olds. The objective for the study in the report was to explore the impact of social media use on the lives of young people aged betwee 8 and 12 years old, particularly in relation to their wellbeing and self-esteem.

Power of Image – A Report into the Influence of Images and Videos in Young People’s Digital Lives

This report from the UK Safer Internet Centre contains the results of an online servey of young people aged between 8 and 17. This report highlights the use of images and videos by young people online, including taking selfies, livestreaming and using social network sites like YouTube.

Online course

Online Safety for Parents and Carers e-Learning

Parenting in a digital world can be daunting. How do we keep our children and young people safe while also making the most of the considerable benefits the internet offers? Especially as our online lives change so fast, and – even if we’re experts online – the services our children use will be completely different to outs.