The following documents were produced for the Home Office and written by Childnet International. They are guides for parents and carers on how to help children keep safe whilst using the internet:
Social networking sites, such as MySpace, Bebo and Facebook, are very popular with children, even those as young as 8 and 9. These sites allow children to be incredibly creative online, keep in touch with their friends and express themselves using a whole range of different media and applications such as video, photos, music and chat. Social Networking Leaflet1.pdf
The internet offers great opportunities to interact and communicate with friends and people from all over the world. Chatting over the Internet can be done with a group of people in a chatroom, or with the person you are playing an online game against. As well as being able to add your comments to a conversation ongoing in a chatroom or online game between a number of people, it is also usually possible to chat privately to one person in these environments. Chatrooms can be accessed on mobile phones as well as computers and other online devices, and chat can be provided by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Chatting Online and Child Safety.pdf
With ever increasing amounts of material – websites, images, video etc - on the internet, searching carefully is crucial, but how can parents and carers help children search safely? This guide will help you. Search Guide1.pdf
There are many great ways of accessing music, film, TV and video safely and legally online. This guide aims to keep parents, teachers and young people well informed on how to stay safe and legal when enjoying entertainment on the internet or via a mobile device. Music Leaflet1.pdf.
Our fortnightly newsletters also contain useful information and updates to help keep your child safe on line. Visit the News section on our website, our newsletters are uploaded here.