Staying Safe Online

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe?

Whether you’re an online expert or you’re not sure where to start, the NSPCC offer tools and advice will help you keep your child safe.

There are a number of steps that you can take to help your child navigate the online world safely and it’s definitely worth exploring the main NSPCC site to learn more or navigate using the links below.

How to set up parental controls

Innocent searches often bring not so innocent results.  If you’re worried about what your child is searching for online, who they’re talking to, or what they’re seeing then this can help.

Share Aware

Just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online.  Visit this part of the site for advice about social networks, apps and games.

Talking to your child

Advice on starting conversations with your child about online safety.

Online Games

Learn about the risks of gaming online, how to choose the right games for your child and ways to help them stay safe.

Technology, toys & the internet

Access these tips for supporting your child in using internet enabled devices.

Video chat, sharing and streaming.

Learn more about video apps like and Periscope, the risks children face using them and what you can do to keep your child safe.

Minecraft: A parent's guide

Learn about the risks of Minecraft so you can keep your child safe.

Who knows more about the world online?

Take the O2 NSPCC Parents v Kids quiz.  See who knows the most about the online world and learn a bit more about playing safe.