We believe all parents, carers and students should be empowered with the all the information needed to have informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety. Wake up Wednesday is a new platform dedicated to providing hints and tips which focus on specific risks to be aware of in this modern world.

Safer Internet Day 2023 will take place on the 7th of February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.

Advice for parents and carers

Practical tips for starting a conversation about life online

The internet plays a significant role in the lives of children and young people; becoming integral to their social development as they get older. Talking to young people about their life online and encouraging them to share their experiences with you, is a key part of helping to safeguard your family.

Whatever your level of knowledge or confidence, these five tips will help you start, manage and maintain an open dialogue with your children about life online, and help you support them to use technology safely and positively. UK Safer Internet

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Resources from other organisations

BBC Own It

BBC Own It is a hub for children and young people to own and be empowered by their online lives.

Internet Matters

Internet Matters’ website provides advice and practical support to help your child with a wide array of online issues.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is a website which reviews games, apps, services and more to help you decide if something is appropriate for your child.