Salford Safeguarding Children Board

Are you keeping yourself and your child/children safe online?

As a parent/carer you may not always be able to control the community or peer group that your child/young person is part of. But there are important things you can do to reduce the chances of your child getting involved in cyberbullying or a victim of it.

Cyber-bullying can affect anyone and can have devastating effects for children in terms of feelings of self-worth, self-confidence and school performance.

What does 'keeping safe online' mean?

It is very important that as a parent/carer you know about keeping safe.

Be aware of:

How can I keep myself and my family safe online?

More information

There is a lot of good information that you can have a look at - and much of it is fun to do like quizzes and cartoons. If you have young children, look at:

For 11 years and older, although your children may seem to be very savvy about their use of the internet, do make sure they understand why it is important for them to keep their personal information private. As soon as they give away anything about themselves online it is effectively in the public domain! Be aware that the majority of social networking sites have a minimum age of 13 written in to their terms and conditions. More information about e-safety generally can be found on the Think u know website.

Specifically for parents/carers:

You can always ring ChildLine on 0800 1111 about any problem, at any time (day or night) for help and advice.

Please note that we can not be held responsible for the content of any of these external websites.

Salford City Partnership

SSCB, c/o Safeguarding Children and Quality Assurance Unit, Sutherland House, 303 Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 6AY   Telephone 0161 603 4350.   Email sscb@salford.gov.uk.   Privacy policy.