Family Digital Safety Resources

To mark Internet Safety Day, we share some links to resources to help the whole family learn about digital safety. Have any to add to the list? Drop us an e-mail to [email protected]

A parent and child using a tablet

Action for Children Internet Safety Toolkit: A useful checklist of actions to encourage internet safety amongst the whole family.

Family Fund Digital Resources: A series of videos showing people how to get up their iPads for the first time. 

Family Fund Digital Top Tips: A longer list of digital resources to help keep families safe as they go online.

Forest: Grow trees by setting a timer and then not touching your tablet or phone until it runs out. 

Google Family Link: The Family Link app lets you set digital ground rules to help guide children as they learn, play, and explore online.

Google Family Link

Interland: This is Google’s fun, interactive game which teaches children about digital citizenship. Google has created accompanying resources, including a family pledge, parent’s guide, and digital wellbeing family guide. You can download them from here.

Internet Matters Age Specific Advice: Gives practical age-based advice on the steps for parents can take to keep their children safe in a digital world.

Learning My Way: Free courses on using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email and finding work online.

Net Aware App Checker: Your guide to the latest social media networks and apps.

Beneficiary at Dial House using a tablet, given by WaveLength, to help find ingredients to use for recipe

5 point plan for parents

  1. Understand the risks, but remember they are risks not harm.
  2. Keep the risks in proportion.
  3. Communicate regularly and consistently.
  4. Put in place tools and settings and have a family agreement.
  5. As children grow up, develop coping strategies which foster resilience.

About WaveLength

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