- Advice about socialising safely -
- Oxfordshire Safe Places Scheme: The scheme helps vulnerable children and adults feel confident and safe when out and about. All safe places have the logo shown above right displayed. Download more information about the Oxfordshire Safe Places Scheme (pdf format, 294Kb)
Staying safe online
- on this website for parents to help their children stay safe online
- for children on
- for parents of children who have a learning disability or autism on the website
- for young people on YouTube about cyber bullying and staying safe online – by the Anti-bullying Alliance.
Selfies and ‘sexting’
- With the rise of the selfie has come growing concern about young people taking and sharing revealing photos or videos. Watch the new Thinkuknow short films .
- , supported by the NSPCC, has simple advice on what's new in social networking. The site reviews privacy settings, suitable ages and appropriate content for over 60 sites.
- Watch the Youtube video (Ceop) is part of UK police and is dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse wherever they may be. They have a series of four short animated films for parents and carers offering advice on how to help keep their children safe from the risks associated with sharing nude and nearly nude images.
Safe use of the internet
- is an education initiative by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) Centre. and
- multi award -winning suite of education resources , is designed to help educate parents, teachers and young people about safe and positive use of the internet.
- The is designed for the parents and carers and educators of 3-7 year olds
- to help adults understand what kids really do on their mobiles and the internet.
- – by the Staffordshire Safeguarding Board – helps parents limit the risk of their child having negative experiences online.
- website is targeted at 6-11 year olds and aims to reduce the effect that popular culture can have on young people's wellbeing and self-esteem.
- Childnet has launched a for parents and carers to help them have age-appropriate conversations about pornography with their children.
- NSPCC has launched a public , to help parents keep their children safe online.
- Parental control software is free from all the major UK broadband providers. .
- Childnet also has for parents
Help and information
Impartial free advice and support
The special educational needs and disability information advice and support service (SENDIASS) offers impartial information, advice and support to parents of children and young people with SEN and disabilities. You can get in touch by completing this online form.
The service aims to help parents, carers, young people and educational professionals to work together to provide the best possible support to children and young people with special educational needs, by:
- offering advice and training
- providing Independent parental supporters and independent supporters
- linking with other organisations who can offer help and support.
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