Online Safety

National Online Safety have produced a library of guides to help parents and carers to understand online risks that children may be vulnerable to and how to keep them safe. Below are a selection of these guides, more guides and further information can be found at The National College 

youtube-kids.pdf

This safety guide focuses on YouTube Kids. It highlights a number of tips such as disabling the search option, restricting viewing time and monitor the watch history.


what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-ipads.pdf

This safety guide looks at iPads, the world’s most popular tablet computers. It highlights possible hazards including the risk of age-inappropriate content, physical damage to the device and potential screen addiction.


whatsapp-2023.pdf

This safety guide is an updated examination of WhatsApp – the globally popular messaging platform which contains both old and new hazards for young users.


tiktok-2022.pdf

This safety guide focuses on TikTok. It highlights a number of risks such as age-inappropriate content, dangerous challenges and contact with strangers.


group-chats.pdf

This safety guide focuses on group chats. It highlights a number of risks such as bullying, inappropriate content and unknown members.


roblox-2022.pdf

This safety guide focuses on group chats. It highlights a number of risks such as bullying, inappropriate content and unknown members.


snapchat-2021.pdf

This safety guide focuses on group chats. It highlights a number of risks such as bullying, inappropriate content and unknown members.


12-social-media-online-safety-tips.pdf

This safety guide focuses on group chats. It highlights a number of risks such as bullying, inappropriate content and unknown members.


This safety guide focuses on online content: 10 tips to keep your children safe online. The internet has transformed the ability to access content. Many apps that children use are dependent on user-generated content which can encourage freedom of expression, imagination and creativity. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age inappropriate content, privacy issues and mental health.


among-us-3.pdf

This online safety guide takes another look at Among Us: a futuristic murder mystery that’s found an enthusiastic audience of young gamers.

upsetting-content.pdf

In this guide, you'll find tips on ways to sensitively address upsetting news content that children may have seen online.

nintendo-switch-online-safety-guide-for-parents-carers.pdf

This free online safety guide focuses on the Nintendo Switch. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as indecent images, overspending and inappropriate language.