Advice for Parents/ Carers

The internet is often an integral part of children's lives. It opens up so many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to, quite literally, a world of information and experiences.

Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are.

As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online.

E-Safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so – particularly from those people who might seek them out to harm them.

See what we are telling Children/Young People on this website: Advice for Children/Young People.


Facebook have now added a CEOP online safety app. Through this app, young people will be able to access advice, help and support from the CEOP Centre. Crucially, young people will be able to report instances of suspected grooming or inappropriate sexual behaviour directly from their profile to specially trained investigators.

If your child has a Facebook account and they've not added it yet then they should visit www.facebook.com/ClickCEOP to add the app. Once added to their profiles, users will receive regular messages from CEOP and its partner organisations who operate 'behind the button' to make children safer. The page will look at topics that teenagers care about, such as celebrities, music and exams and will link these subjects to questions about online safety.

Watch e-safety messages created by local young people:

SSCB has sponsored an e-safety award as part of Shropshire Council's Create IT Awards. Pupils from across the county competed to produce the best e-safety message for children and young people and/or their parents, using any type of software. Watch the winning entries here.

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