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Advice and support from Penyrenglyn regarding Online Safety

Keeping Your Child Safe Online


Children's use of digital technology is one of the biggest threats to a child’s mental and sometimes physical wellbeing. There are 1000’s of applications children use, many with the potential of creating a safeguarding concern and making a child vulnerable online.

The UK Safer Internet Centre

‚ÄčThe European Commission appointed UK Safer Internet Centre is made up of three partners; Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation.

Together they raise awareness about internet safety, develop information materials and resources and organise high profile events such as Safer Internet Day. You can access a range of resources from across the UK, Europe and wider afield.

The UK Safer Internet Centre also publish a newsletter which often contains practical and useful information regarding keeping children safe online. 

National Online Safety

National Online Safety (NOS) have some great guides for parents and carers - we regularly retweet updates from NOS on our school Twitter page, and please see some of their advice below.

7 Questions About Online Safety
Age Restrictions

NSPCC Support and Guidance


The NSPCC have some great tips on Online Safety and how to keep yourself and your children safe. Experts from O2 and the NSPCC are always on hand to help - just call 0808 800 5002.


CEOP safety centre has a large amount of resources, including how to make a report if you are concerned about anything you see online.  Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility.

Social Media

Advice for keeping accounts and information safe on social media 

Parent & Carer Social networking advice - a leaflet offering insight to parents & carers around the dangers of social networking and the appropriate use of social media.

A parent's guide to Facebook - designed to help you understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely. With it, you will be better informed and able to communicate with young Facebook users in your life.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is a great resource for getting to know about not just the apps available, but for all media that children and young people use, watch, read, or have access to.

Google Safety Center

Check out the latest online safety advice from Google. There's some really useful information and top tips to help keep yourself, your children and your family safe online.

Age Restrictions for Social Media Platforms