As a parent or carer, you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online.
You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child stay safe online. It is important to have regular conversation about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online. Our advice and resources are here to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively.
Enabling parental controls on devices
Find out how to set them on a wide range of devices, social media and entertainment providers here.
Age restrictions on social media and online gaming
It can be hard to work out what is appropriate for your child to access online and via apps, but here is a guide for age restrictions on social networking platforms. If you and your child would like to have a go at our age restrictions quiz, then click here.
For some specific information on how to stay safe and set parental controls on some of the more popular social networking platforms and online games, have a look at these checklists:
Advice by Age Group
Other parental information