Skip to content ↓

Organisations and Resources for Parents and Carers

This page provides parents and carers with useful sources of advice and information, both for general online safety and it also includes information on how to report online problems.


The UK Safer Internet Centre

The UKSIC co-ordinates Safer Internet Day in the UK. Appointed by the European Commission, the UKSIC is made up of three partners: Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation. We raise awareness about online safety, develop resources and organise nationwide events such as Safer Internet Day:







A non-profit organisation working to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. The Childnet website has lots of resources for young people, parents, carers and teachers. The Parents and Carers page contains a family agreement, advice on talking to your child about online issues and further places to go for help:

Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

The UK’s hotline for anonymously reporting images and videos of child sexual abuse online. The IWF works in global partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government and international partners. It is a charity with over 150 Members from the internet and tech industries:  Eliminating Child Sexual Abuse Online – Internet Watch Foundation (


South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL)

A not for profit, charitable trust dedicated to the advancement of education through the use of technology. Provides professionals, parents and children with advice, resources and support to use internet technologies safely to enhance learning and maximise potential:

Safety Tools and Advice on Specific Games, Apps and Services








Advice and online guides about gaming and PEGI age ratings:




Common Sense Media Expert 

Reviews, advice and age appropriate recommendations on games, apps, films and more:



Family Gaming Database

Information presented for parents and carers to find games suitable for children, teenagers and young adults:





Internet Matters

Support and advice across a range of online safety issues. Useful guides to setting parental controls: