Digital Parenting

How best to raise children in a digital world? Our children will be part of one of the first generations to grow up immersed in the technologies and possibilities of the digital age which raises new questions and dilemmas for parents trying to find a balance between the benefits and the risks associated with technology for their children. This is new, uncharted territory, but the good news is that there are plenty of resources to help parents navigate their way through this minefield.

The Appkins Digital Health Pyramid is a good way for parents to look at the various activities a child engages in digitally.

Use this chart as a guide to plan daily screen times for your child.

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Better Internet
for Kids

The Better Internet for Kids portal provides information, guidance and resources on better internet issues from the joint Insafe-INHOPE network of Safer Internet Centres in Europe, and other key stakeholders.

Digital Parenting Toolkit

A guide to digital parenting for babies, kids, tweens and teens plus key issues like cyberbullying, pornography, sexting, etc.

Digital Parenting Essentials

A guide to smartphones, social media, online video games and screen balance.


Your guide to apps, games, and social media sites.

BROOK: Healthy lives for young people

A guide to sexual health and wellbeing, including how to stay safe online.

What to do when your child cyberbullies others?

What To Do When Your Child Cyberbullies Others: Top Ten Tips for Parents

Guide on
Teen Sexting

Teen Sexting: Advice for Parents


This detailed guide is to equip educators, parents, and other youth-serving adults to spot cyberbullying, respond to it appropriately and meaningfully, and to prevent its future occurrence among those they care for.


Common Sense Media

Find out the suitability of videos, movies, games etc for your children.

Digital Parenting Community

The Digital Parenting Community is a FREE, private Facebook group that is designed to be YOUR place to share, support and cheer each other as you parent in the digital age.

Childnet International

The resources page at has just about everything you need as a parent to support your child online.

ChildNet Family Agreement

A great way to start positive family conversations around safe and responsible internet use, and to agree clear expectations and boundaries.

Trust Me

The 'Trust Me' resource has been created with teachers in mind after hearing from schools that they wanted a resource which would start the conversations around extremism and extreme online content.

Online Identity

A series of education packs to encourage young people aged 3-18 to explore how they manage their online identity, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others.

Step Up, Speak Up

A practical campaign toolkit to address the issue of online sexual harassment amongst young people aged 13 – 17 years.


Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

The Social Dilemma on Netflix

This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

Note: You need an account with Netflix to view the documentary.

Ledger of Harms (Center for Humane Technology)

“Together with our partners, the Center for Humane Technology (CHT) is dedicated to radically reimagining our digital infrastructure. Our mission is to drive a comprehensive shift toward humane technology that supports our well-being, democracy, and shared information environment.”

Ledger of Harms is a great resource for understanding some of the risks associated with social media and the internet.

Helping parents keep their children safe online.


"We’ve joined forces with the NSPCC on a mission to help all children and their families in the UK stay safe online. And together, we’re offering useful tools, support and guidance to help parents and carers have conversations with their children about their online lives."