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Digital technologies, including the internet, open up learning to children and their ability to explore and interact with the world. However, children can face many dangers using these technologies such as:


  • Harmful, illegal or inappropriate content,
  • Inappropriate communication with strangers or e-bullying,
  • Risk of being targeted for grooming by those they make contact with,
  • Loss of personal information,
  • Inability to evaluate quality, relevance or bias,
  • Excessive use affecting other development.


It is impossible to eliminate all risks completely so it is essential that we all teach children to understand the potential risks (in an age-appropriate manner which doesn’t frighten them) and give them skills to manage the digital world with confidence.

General Good E-Safety and Safeguarding Advice

The following websites offer useful E-safety advice and help for parents to think about how safe interactions on-line may or may not be, including how to recognise abuse:

Websites for Children to Learn about E-Safety

The following websites offer lots of helpful advice and fun games to help children learn more about how to keep themselves safe on-line and in the digital world:

Advice for Parents for How to Control Settings, Including Social Media

As a parent, it is vital that you understand how to establish secure, safe settings for your children on the devices they may have access to out of school, but this is often challenging. Here are some websites which offer really helpful and easy-to-follow advice: