Parents & Carers

Helping Your Child Stay Safe Online

Online safety for parents
Peter Cowley, our Lead Adviser for Online Services and Safety has put together two incredibly useful short videos for parents on keeping their children safe online. Please make sure that these are shared with parents, either through your website or other communication routes. These will be particularly useful over the Easter period, when parents are allowing children more freedom.

Peter has also produced some Supplementary safeguarding advice for schools considering web conferencing or live streaming to maintain continuity with students which can be found here.

There are useful resources for professionals, children and young people, parents and carers that can be utilised to ensure that children are safeguarding online. It is important to remember that children and young people utilise the internet differently depending on their age, gender, sexuality, ethnic background or religious/cultural beliefs.

More information on safeguarding children online:

Internet Matters

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)


PACE - Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation

London Grid for Learning

UK Safer Internet Centre

ChildNet Online Safety Guidance

Government Advice

Sexting - Sexting describes the use of technology to generate images or videos made by children under the age of 18 of other children; images that are of a sexual nature and are indecent. 

Other useful resources:

Watch an excellent film by Peter Cowley, AfC's esafety lead on what schools need to know about helping young people cope with the pressures of social media.

ooVoo – Guide for Parents and Carers

Information and Online Resources Sheet

Keeing your child safe online – A checklist for parents and

Resources for parents, carers and professionals to support
 safety and gaming: what to do if you are worried
(pdf 219 KB)   (Source: Kingston & Richmond Safeguarding Children's Partnership)

Child Safety Online: A practical guide for parents and
carers whose children are using social media

"Set it before they get it" - Useful wallet size guide for setting up e-devices before they are given to children - Front / Back

Top 3 tips for parents and carers for safeguarding children
   (Source: Kingston & Richmond Safeguarding Children's Partnership)

Growing Up Digital Report
Click here for's guide on Internet Safety for Teens.


Please find below information and presentations from the KRSCP On Line Safety Subgroup.

On Line Safety Presentation for 14 June 2018

KCSiE 2018 Annex C: Online Safety

On Line Safety KCSIE-2016-2018 - tracked changes 

Parental Controls on Children's Devices

This is a pretend "credit card" with advice for parents and carers about adding security settings to common devices. Information on how to add parental controls to a child's device. Please download here.