Keeping your child safe
Please find below some useful links and resources for parents/carers on how to keep your child safe. These resources cover a range of topics including mental health and wellbeing, online safety and what to do if you are worried about a child.
Virgin Media: To get you up to speed on the things you should be keeping an eye out for, check out our Children’s Internet Safety Test below, and keep on top of how your little ones are making use of the World Wide Web.
Child Safety Online: A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media
A collection of quick activities for use with 7-16 year olds to help explore the concept of screen time.
An FT drama starring Jodie Whittaker, Paul Ready , Shaniqua Okwok, looks at online harm, regulation and responsibility. The search for their missing son leads a mother and father to a tech company, and a digital gatekeeper who seems to have all the answers.
It was only after Olly Stephens was murdered, in a field outside his home in Reading, that his mum and dad realised the violent and disturbing world their son had been exposed to through his phone. For BBC Panorama, reporter Marianna Spring investigates the role social media played in his death and exposes how a 13-year-old's social media accounts can be recommended violent videos and knives for sale.