There are lots of great things to do on the Internet from playing games, looking for something for school, listening to music, watching video clips or just looking for cool stuff. But you also need to know how to stay safe online and what to do if you come across something you don't like.
On this page you can find websites to help your children stay safe online as well as links to information for parents and carers.
Links for Children
5, 6 or 7? This website has been set up just for you, to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.
Showing you what's good, look at what’s not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.
Gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online. There’s a section for kids under 11 years old and a separate section for those over 11 years old.
McGruff is a Crime Dog - world famous for his advice on how to stop crime before it happens, and for his great sense of humour! Some of his work involves teaching children how to stay safe online. Check out the different areas of the site – there’s so much to learn!
Test your knowledge of internet safety with this quiz from CBBC Newsround. There’s also further information if you’re not sure on anything.
The Online Safety Quiz is your chance to show that you know how to be a safe Internet surfer. Answer each question and, when you get it right, you'll go to the next question.
Safety land is normally a very nice place to live, but a nasty character is sending yucky emails and messages. Captain Broadband needs your help to find the nasty character. You need to navigate around Safety land answering questions. When you have answered them all correctly, the nasty character will be taken to jail and you’ll become a certified hero, just like Captain Broadband.
Links for Parents and Carers
Covering how they can spot signs of abuse and only takes about 20 minutes.
Produced by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Their site offers really good advice on keeping your child safe online.
Produced by the NSPCC is extremely easy to read and an essential guide for any parent
Online Safety Advice and Tools.
An excellent guide and easy to read, including a family action plan to help those who could be in need.