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Parents Resources - help keep your child safe

Parents can really struggle both to keep up with their children but also with confidence. Research suggests that they shouldn’t worry (or panic) and that parental involvement is really important. Here are our favourite resources (click on the header links to access them)

Internet Matters

There are lots of ways to help you keep your children safe online. Internet Matters is a great place for parents to start.  Supported by the major UK ISP's and a range of online safety organisations, it offers parents the opportunity to 

  • Get age-appropriate e-safety advice
  • Read our parental guides to apps and technology
  • Learn about children and social networking

Parents Guide to Technology

The guide from the UK Safer Internet Centre answers frequently asked questions and introduces some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

Information Advice and Support


You can also anonymously report issues via SMS by texting BWH + your message to 078600 21584

 More Useful Links for parents:

A Parents' Guide to Social Media

A Parents Guide to Sharing Pictures

A Parents' Guide to Gaming

A Parents' Guide to Live Streaming

A Parents Guide to Online Grooming

A Parents' Guide to Online Influencers

A Parents' Guide to Fake News

A Parents' Guide to Privacy Settings

Useful documents for parents:

PDF icon  Parent eSafety Factsheet

PDF icon Conversation Starters

PDF icon  Supporting young people online


     The parents' section of the Thinkuknow website provides information to support parents and carers to understand and respond to the risks their children may face as they grow. It covers a broad range of online safety issues from inappropriate selfies to what to do if you think your child is being groomed online. Find it at