Please find the following information below about how to keep your child safe and how to talk to them about difficult subjects such as sexual abuse and online abuse.
- The ‘Share Aware’ guide helps parents to discuss online safety with their children: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/ . There is also a tool called ‘Net Aware’ where parents can look up various sites, games and apps to understand more about them: http://www.net-aware.org.uk/#
- The NSPCC has developed the ‘Underwear Rule’ guide for parents to enable them to have simple conversations with their children about sexual abuse. Please find these guides here: www.nspcc.org.uk/underwear There are also ‘PANTS’ teaching resources that have been accredited by the PSHE Association, which can be found here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/underwear-rule-schools-teaching-resources/
- The NSPCC and O2 Partnership have created a free helpline where parents can call 0808 800 5002 for online safety advice and to help them understand the internet as well as children do. Please find further information here: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/
- Parents can contact the NSPCC Adult Helpline for child protection advice or to report concerns by phoning 0808 800 5000 or e-mailing email@example.com.
- There is further advice on how to keep children safe here: www.nspcc.org.uk/parents