Shropshire Council

Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

We know that children's use of the internet can be concerning for parents and carers. Common and understandable worries may include children accessing inappropriate or harmful content, being exposed to misinformation or social media contributing to mental health issues are common and understandable.

The internet can have many positives for children. It can help them learn and develop their knowledge and skills, it can help them connect with their peers, and it can help them explore the world and discover new things.  We live in a digital world and today’s children have never known a world without the internet. 

We all have a part to play in keeping children safe online.  Parents/carers and schools have an important role to play as they can help to build their online resilience and help them to stay safe and happy online.  There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents/carers:

Source Link  Description
Internet Matters Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.
National Crime Agency The CEOP Education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP Education Team aims to protect children and young people aged 4-18.
National Grid for Learning (NGfL) Support for parents/carers to keep their children safe online.
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) Advice to support parents with online safety advice, and we’re here to protect children and help them recover from abuse.
Parent Zone Support for parents/carers to keep their children safe online.

If you are aware of any other useful resources please email these to