Keeping Children Safe Online
Measures taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 mean most children will be at home and spending increasing amounts of time online. There is a risk that extremists may exploit this situation by sharing harmful misinformation and conspiracy theories and targeting vulnerable children and young people directly.
Counter-Terrorism Police have produced guidance for parents on some of these risks and how to seek further support, which can be found on the Let’s Talk About It website.
If you come across online material promoting terrorism or extremism this can still be reported using the online tool.
The Department for Education’s safeguarding guidance also includes advice and guidance on online harms that we encourage settings to share with parents. In addition, guidance for parents has been published which includes resources to help keep children safe online:
- London Grid for Learning (LGFL)
- Internet Matters
- Shout Out UK
- National Education Union
EAL resources for Online Safety
Parents: Supporting Young People Online (Childnet)
Better Internet for Kids has sites for all European countries: https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/sic