Here are some "top tips" for keeping your child safe online from Craig Thompson of the Cambridgeshire ICT:
Find out what your child is doing online
  • Be more familiar with their online world
  • Get them to show you – make it clear from the beginning that you’re interested and would like to be involved
  • Agree rules as a family about personal information, time spent online, and contacting people via the internet.…reinforce the SMART rules

Assess the Risks and Opportunities:

  • Where are the devices?
  • What can they do? 
  • Can your child get online in his / her bedroom? 
  • Have you enabled any parental settings on devices / the internet as it comes into the house?
  • Disable or cover webcams to avoid accidental sharing of images and talk to your child about the risks of sharing images

Know where to go for help and advice

Parents may find the following sites about keeping children safe online to be useful: