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Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online


While there are huge benefits to being online to stay connected to family and friends during this period, the government recognises many parents feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. This guidance outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to get support and advice.


Please click the link below to read the full guidance and access the support links.


The guidance covers the following topics:

  • Keep your child safe online

  • What harms might my child experience online?

  • Child sexual abuse

  • Criminal exploitation and county lines, violence and gangs

  • Radicalising content

  • ‘Sexting’ (youth-produced sexual imagery)

  • Cyberbullying

  • Age-inappropriate content and parental controls

  • Apps to help children stay safe online

  • Mental health

  • Support for children