Below are some useful links for parents to access to help keep children safe when using the internet.

  • Included in this is the Internet reposting button, which is used on many websites and is directly linked to a police unit who will investigate any reports.
  • provides information to keep you safe in all areas online.
  • – Reviews of websites, games etc.
  • – Look up where web addresses come from.
  • –The Internet Dictionary.

Parental Controls / Filtering

Use parental controls/filtering (either pre-installed, free or purchased) where possible e.g.

  • Windows 7:
  • Windows Vista:
  • Windows XP:
  • Mac:

General – Parental controls

• Remember to put Parental Controls on Games consoles and mobile phones (Contact your
provider or visit company websites for guidance on how to do this).
• Use Hector Protector’s Safety button for young children to get them used to seeking help:

There are a couple of useful publications about keeping your children safe, i.e. Keeping Children Safe in Education and Working together to Safeguard Children.

Links to these publications are below:–2–2

Companies & Gaming Yahoo Safety Tips Microsoft Safety – Excellent guide for parents on digital technologies (includes
information about controls for blackberry and facebook). – Advice on computer gaming and how to apply parental controls. – Advice from Microsoft on gaming.


Safer Searching:

Try these websites as an alternative search engine:
• – excellent child friendly search engine
• linked to google