Involving parents or carers in learning about online safety is a key part of a whole school approach to e-safety. We know from our research with parents that they want to learn more about online safety and would welcome information from their child’s school.
There are many ways to involve parents or carers. You could:
- organise sessions where pupils teach parents or carers
- share resources with parents through newsletters or handouts
- show parents the learning resources you use in the classroom
- circulate your e-safety policies.
Parent workshops with O2
We deliver online safety parent workshops, in partnership with O2, to primary schools across the UK.
If your primary school is part of the Speak out Stay safe programme you can book a session for us to come to your school and deliver an hour-long session to help parents and carers keep their family safe online.
You just need to provide a room and ensure 20 parents attend the session.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
> Find out more about the NSPCC and O2 partnership on the NSPCC website
Share our information and briefings
We have lots of online safety information and advice which you can share with the parents and carers at your school.
> See our online safety advice for parents on the NSPCC website
We also have a series of online safety briefings which you can print off and hand out or download and email around:
- Sexting (PDF) summarises the key information from our sexting webpage on what sexting is, what the risks are and what parents can do to protect their children.
- How to keep your child safe online (PDF) sets out 4 TEAM steps parents can take to keep their children safe online: Talk, Explore, Agree, Manage.
Net Aware - a guide to social networks
Net Aware reviews around 40 of the most popular social networking sites, apps and games used by children and young people. It also gives the views of parents and children.
Net Aware is a great resource to share with parents and carers who want to know about:
- suitable ages
- privacy settings
- appropriate content
- safety and support settings
- and keep-up-to-date through our newsletter.
> Go to Net Aware