Online Safety

Tuesday 9th February is Internet Safety Day and I want to make sure my constituents in Milton Keynes North have access to the resources they need to stay safe on the internet.

Safer Internet Day is a national initiative that exists to spark a conversation about the safe and responsible use of technology. I am writing to ask for your support in making this year’s campaign the biggest yet.

Active Parliamentary support really helps in raising awareness for the day and spreading the message. This year, more than ever, it is critical we get as many people involved as possible as we all spend more time online.

This year’s theme is ‘an internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world’. We will be exploring how to separate fact from fiction to make the most of the amazing range of information and opportunities online.

Internet Safety for Young Children

Internet Safety for Teenagers

Internet Safety for Parents & Carers

  • UK Safer Internet Centre - Top tips for parents and carers
  • Childnet International - Online safety advice and resources for parents and carers
  • - Your guide to apps, games and social media sites - Let's keep kids safe online.
  • BBC - Safer Internet Day Live Lesson
  • - Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.
  • Childline - Having a mobile phone and going online is great for lots of reasons. But it's important to be aware of the dangers too. Learn how to stay safe online.
  • NSPCC - It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.

Online Mental Wellbeing Support for Teenagers

  • MyTutor - Tips for parents and carers to support teenagers with their mental wellbeing with the ongoing and recent uncertainty around school closures and exam cancellations.

Internet Safety for Adults

  • Age UK - Advice and help to keep you safer online.
  • - Set up by the Government and the National Hi Tech Crime Unit and private business.  Aimed at both complete beginners and the more experience internet user.  Advice on anti-virus, backup, privacy, how to shop and bank safely, online auction safety etc.
  • - Advice on internet safety, protecting your computer, latest scams and frauds.

Internet Safety Resources for Educators

  • UK Safer Internet Centre - Resources for educators
  • Childnet International - Online safety advice and resources for teachers and educators
  • - Safety Snakes provides an excellent way for young pupils to learn about good and unwise online behaviours (KS1)
  • - Lesson plan for teaching digital literacy and the importance of questioning online sources (KS2)
  • - pupils learn about the terms and conditions of a variety of social media organisations, and reflect on the personal information which people consent to ‘giving away’ when they sign up to such websites (KS2)
  • BBC - Safer Internet Day Live Lesson

Screen Usage

Screen Usage Guide - Understanding Screen Addiction and Responsible Digital Use