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eSafety


This page gives you advice on how to keep safe online.

The internet is a great place to explore, learn and have lots of fun, however, it can be dangerous if it is not used responsibly. With the ever growing popularity of social networking, sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube people often know more about your family than you may think.

Information and advice for parents and carers

If you are a parent or carer of a child or young person it is important to ensure that they enjoy the internet safely.

In the ever changing world of technology, parents and carers can keep up to date by reading guidance on Get Safe Online: Durham website or CEOP's Thinkuknow.co.uk website where you will find information and advice if your child is in primary or secondary education. Some of the topics covered are:

  • What is my child doing online?
  • How do I talk to my child about what they are doing online?
  • What risks might my child face?
  • What tools are available to help keep my child safe?

 As you would protect your child in the real world, you also need to keep them safe in the virtual world.