Parent and Carer Resources and Help


What are young people using online?


Whatsapp is an instant messaging app, which lets you send instant messages, images and videos to friends.


Snapchat is an app that lets you send a photo or short video to your friends.


ooVoo is a video chat app. It lets you make video calls, voice calls and send texts to friends and family.


Reddit is an online forum where you can submit written content and web links for others to rate.


Whisper is a social network where you can remain anonymous, publish text and receive replies from other people.


A Parents guide to Instagram by the SWGFL

SWGFL Parental Advice Videos

Building your childs online resilience – please link to

How much screen time is OK? Please link to much screen time is OK? Please link to –

Useful websites for parents:

  • SWGfL – Digital Literacy
  • CommonsenseMedia
  • Teachersmedia
  • Childnet
  • ThinkuKnow – ParentInfo
  • Pokémon Go Parents Guide from the NSPCC here.

Computer Gaming

Parents and carers feeling under pressure from your children to get the latest computer game? Find out more about the ratings and content here:

New Technologies

Are you wondering whether new technologies such as game consoles, I Pads/Pods and Mobile Phones can be used safely by children? When it comes to digital entertainment, here’s a way to start:

Advice for parents and guardians – keeping your children safe from online risk

Parents please follow this link to access the very useful ChildNet KnowITAll CD.

The Family Online Safety Institute

The Family Online Safety Institute has a great Digital Parenting Guide here


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