Learning about the threats the internet poses is a good start to understanding how to ensure children have a good experience of it. There are lots of resources on the internet, here a few of the good ones:

Firstly why learn about this stuff?

In real life you would protect your children so why not protect them on the internet?

This is the point of this short yet brilliant video by CEOP called "Where’s Klaus":

View video on external websitewww.youtube.com/watch?v=hUh49wCc6FI
1 min (December 2010)

Watch this educational video about 'The Science of Pornography Addiction':

Watch this educational video about 'The Science of Pornography Addiction'

Watch this video about 'The Science of Pornography Addiction'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ya67aLaaCc&sns=em
3 mins (Feb 2013)


TalkTalk HomeSafe

TalkTalk HomeSafeExclusively available for TalkTalk customers free of charge, HomeSafe is built into their network and protects every device using your TalkTalk broadband.

Children love their smart phones, tablets (iPads), games consoles as well as their laptops and HomeSafe stops nasty, explicit content getting through to them - so long as they are connected through the TalkTalk wireless router.

It’s simple to set up, there’s nothing to download or update and it won’t slow down your internet connection or computer.

Once you have it you can forget about it, knowing that your children cannot be looking at horrible images. It is easy to adjust the times that Facebook can be accessed so that it is not available when they should be doing homework.

It is great!

Find out more: www.talktalk.co.uk/security/homesafe-demo.html

View the Mail Online's feature on TalkTalk HomeSafe here: www.dailymail.co.uk/home/adfeatures/article-2121103/Talk-Talk.html


Advice from Google parents:

Nothing can take the place of well-informed parents who take an active part in their children's online activities

Parents from the Google London office talking about their approach to helping their own children stay safe online:

View video on external websitewww.youtube.com/user/googlefamilysafety
2 mins (August 2010)

Lucinda Barlow, Head of Corporate Communications, & Jenni Aldrich, Managing Regional Counsel, from Google in Sydney discuss their approach to keeping their children safe online:

n external websitewww.youtube.com/user/googlefamilysafety#p/u/5/zlzp_9AdGpo
2.5 mins (September 2010)

Google staff in USA discuss the best way to use the internet:

2 mins (August 2010)


General information videos for parents and children

It is not possible to replace the close interaction and dedicated involvement of a concerned parent


Megan’s story This video depicts a teenage girl's experience of sexting. It highlights that once something is created in a digital format and then shared, you lose control over who sees it and what they do with it.

n external websitewww.youtube.com/watch?v=DwKgg35YbC4&feature=channel
2 mins

Sexting Discussion about what to do if you’re worried that your child is involved in this activity or has been targeted, with tips to pass onto them to help them act safely and responsibly.

n external websitewww.parentchannel.tv/video/sexting-9-19
2 mins

Online privacy

Jigsaw assembly video for 8 – 10 year olds. This is an assembly from CEOPs Thinkuknow education programme that helps children to understand what constitutes personal information. The assembly enables children to understand that they need to be just as protective of their personal information online, as they are in the real world. It also directs where to go and what to do if children are worried about any of the issues covered.

n external websitewww.youtube.com/watch?v=_o8auwnJtqE
8.5 mins


Online pornography

My Teen watches porn. Useful advice if your child is already watching online porn.

n external websitewww.youtube.com/user/ParentChannelTV#p/a/u/0/lVyFl6POUd0
3 mins (August 2010)

The dangers of online pornography. Gail Dines is an expert on the pornography industry being interviewed on CNN.

n external websiteedition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2010/07/28/am.intv.dines.

4.5 mins (July 2010)


A teenage boy is being groomed.

n external websitewww.youtube.com/watch?v=nDBDUX7KPT0&feature=fvw
4 mins

Too much "screen time"

Too much technology. With so many TV shows aimed at your children, how do you decide when enough is enough? Just how much time should you allow your children to spend in front of the TV, or computer, or their favourite games console?

n external websitewww.parentchannel.tv/video/too-much-technology
3 mins


Request a presentation

Online Safety presentation

If you would like to request an Online Safety presentation, please email:

Scaling the Digital Divide

Read a report by Charles T. Clotfleter, Helen F. Ladd and Jacob L. Vigdor about "Scaling the Digital Divide: Home Computer Technology and Student Achievement":
View report [PDF file]

HomeSafe: find out more

Introducing Tomtie

The Mail Online have run a useful advertising feature on TalkTalk HomeSafe. To find out more, visit: www.dailymail.co.uk

Introducing tomtie

Introducing Tomtie

We have created 'tomtie homepages' which provide links to suitable websites for children. To find out more, visit: www.tomtie.com

Norton Online Family

Norton Online Family

Norton Online Family is a free family safety service that helps protect kids online and fosters dialogue between parents and children about their online activities.
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Source material

Statistics on internet porn

Information from the Gizmodo website which gives actual statistics on internet porn:
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Statistics on internet porn

An interesting site from Online MBA which provides lots of useful facts and statistics in graphical format.
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