Think you’re savvy with social media?

The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.

You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online and you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe.

If you’re looking for good advice the websites below are a great place to start!

The Vodafone Parent Zone has excellent checklists that help you know what is appropriate for children at different ages.

Why not start by sharing this quiz or activity?


We are aware that some of our children currently use Instagram and Snapchat. These do have a minimum age of 13, as do most other socialmedia apps, but  many younger children use the service. Whether these apps are “safe” or not depends on how they are used. Please click the links below to read some useful advice to help you manage the risk and keep your child safe online.

Gaming Devices

Gaming devices provide a variety of interesting activities and ways for young people to engage with their friends and families.

However, it is important to be aware of what these devices can do and how you can talk with your child to help them to use this technology in safe and positive way.

All modern gaming devices offer parental controls to help you manage how your child uses their device, but these do need to be set up in order for them to be operational.


Pokémon GO – an updated guide for parents Posted on 21 April 2017




Internet Safety Day

7) What to trust online (A Parents and Carers Guide)

Parental Controls on Android Phone
Parental Controls on iPhone

Parental Controls on iPhone

Pokemon go

For more information, visit:

Safer Internet Day 2021 – Parent information 

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