Online safety

Online safety is important at ISP. Our foster carers receive training to help them keep young people safe online, and our CEOP Ambassador trains our social work staff to enable them to support foster carers and young people. Everyone at ISP takes responsibility for passing on CEOP’s education messages to young people. Our Online Safety policy can be found in the ISP Foster Carer Handbook

Click on the headings below for advice about parental controls and privacy settings:

Parental controls

Privacy settings

CEOP and Thinkuknow

Do you know how to keep yourself safe online?

Thinkuknow is CEOP’s website full of advice about staying safe online. CEOP is part of the National Crime Agency and protects children and young people from abuse online.

Click here for Thinkuknow

Thinkuknow will help you to:

  • Learn about the risks
  • Make good decisions
  • Report abuse if things go wrong

If you are being bullied online by other young people you can report this to Childline for help and support.

Other websites and resources

Internet Matters is a resource for parents and carers.  It hosts a wide range of information and advice, including step-by-step guides to parental controls and guides to popular websites and apps.

Childnet produces a range of resources for young people, teachers and parents/carers. Many schools use Childnet resources in assemblies and PSHE lessons. Speak to your child’s school to find out what they do to teach young people about being safe online.

The UK Safer Internet Centre provides information and advice for professionals working with children and young people, and produces resources to use in online safety education. Every year, they run a Safer Internet Day and many schools sign up and run special events and activities to promote online safety.

The NSPCC website includes online safety advice.  Particularly helpful is their Net Aware site where parents can find out about popular websites and apps and make informed decisions about whether it will be safe for their child to use the website/app, and how to apply any parental controls that are available.

Childline have an app called Zipit, which young people can use to respond to requests for nude images with humorous GIFs.

Vodafone Digital Parenting for articles, e-books and the regular Digital Parenting Magazine