ThinkUKnow – Online Safety at Home

Smartphones, computers and the internet are now such a fundamental part of our lives, that it’s difficult to imagine how we’d function without them. All of our online accounts – from banking to social media – hold personal information that if shared could be used for criminal gain.

With this in mind, children and young people should have the opportunity to explore why they should keep their personal information secure and the steps they can take to do so.

This week’s family activity sheet includes 8 fun and quick activities created by the National Cyber Security Centre to help families think about how they can be Cyber Aware.

New parent guides: cybersecurity, privacy & personal information

Alongside our family activity sheet, parents and carers can also access guides on:

Privacy and security: developing children’s skills and knowledge

Deliver rich and effective education on privacy and security with the UK Council for Internet Safety’s (UKCIS’) Education for a Connected World framework. The non-statutory framework outlines the digital knowledge and skills that children and young people should have the opportunity to acquire as they develop.

Returning to school after lockdown: tips for parents

As schools reopen across the UK over the next few weeks, pupils will be dealing with new school rules, routines, classrooms, classmates, teachers and, in some cases, even new schools. Parent Info’s new articles for parents of primary-aged and secondary-aged children offer simple tips to help make the transition easier.