Internet Safety

The internet is a great place to see more, learn more and have lots of fun, however, it can also be dangerous if it is not used responsibly. With the ever growing popularity of social networking, sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube often know more about you that you might have thought.

In order to help children and young people enjoy the internet safely DCC have developed pocket guides which gives handy tips on how to stay safe online and use the internet responsibly.

Young people
Technology is becoming so advanced that you can access the internet in lots of different ways. This is great news for enjoying gaming, social networking, chatting and researching your favourite celebrities. However, while you enjoy the nice side of the internet, it’s very important that you’re aware of the risks involved with such a public and open world.  Our simple guide  “A young person’s guide to e safety” (3 pages, 1221kb) teaches children and young people to stay safe by following the ‘Click Clever, Click Safe’ code.

Parents and carers
To help you keep up with the fast pace of the ever changing world of technology, DCC have developed a PDF “Parents guide to E safety” (8 pages, 927kb). As you would protect your child in the real world, you also need to keep them safe in the virtual world.

Young Persons Guide To E Safety[1] (PDF)

E-safetyPARENTS[1] (PDF)


NSPCC Guide and Advice about Sexting   A guide to explain what ‘Sexting’ is, and how we can protect our children.

Safeguarding App Letter – June 2017 Safeguarding children – staying safe online

Sexting is sending and receiving  sexually explicit messages or photos, primarily between mobile phones.

Roblox – Some schools have reported safety issues involving the game Roblox. Please follow the link for more information  and top tips to help your child stay safe

Roblox – A guide for parents

Protecting children online

Following the recent publicity about children sexting schools may wish to share advice about this difficult subject with their parents.

For schools with social media accounts it may be worthwhile sharing the video advice published by the BBC:



Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day 2019 – Parents and Carers – Information and Online Resources

Safer Internet Day 2019 – Parents and Carers – Conversation Starters

Safer Internet Day 2019 – Parents and Carers – Internet Safety Plan

Online Gaming Tips

On Line Safety Advice and Guidance

Online Safety Advice

Inappropriate Use Of Adult Games

Video Games Letter


(Formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

The NCA’s CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.