Parent advice


Most children today have access to the Internet through a variety of different devices, at home and at school – through phones, tablets, games consoles, laptops and PCs.

They play games and use apps that allow them to chat with other children, share videos and photos and make in game purchases.

It can be hard to keep up to date with all the apps and games that are available to your children but we hope to be able to help you by providing information on this page.

A good starting point is: and

Net aware provides guides to a variety of different apps letting you know what you can do in the app, the recommended age ranges and what any risks might be.

Links for parents and carers

Using the internet can make learning fun, fast and easy. Whether researching a school project, chatting with friends or playing a game, you can help your child surf safely and feel confident about learning online. The following sites offer help to keeping you and your child safe online:

BBC Webwise online safety course – this site gives advice on not only keeping your child safe, but also gives tips on what adults should be doing for themselves too.

Think U Know – Parents and Carers – produced by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Their site offers really good advice on keeping your child safe online.

UK Council for Child Internet Safety– offering advice on Cyberbullying, Social Networking, downloading files and online gaming as well as general advice on keeping your child safe online.