ASACP is a US-based adult industry initiative set up in 1996 to combat online child sex abuse content. It operates a US hotline and created the RTA (Restricted to Adults) label to better enable parental filtering and to demonstrate the online adult industry's commitment to helping parents prevent children from viewing age-inappropriate content.
Askaboutgames.com is sponsored by UK video game publishers and focused purely on video games to ensure the right games are enjoyed by the rights players. It provides useful tips and practical advice for parents worried about safe gaming or age ratings. The site also allows parents to ask questions about any concerns they may have.
BeatBullying is an online mentoring website run and designed by fully-trained 11-17 year olds. The chat rooms allow mentors to provide information and advice to concerned teenagers on how to safely explore the internet and report and handle both cyber and real-world bullying. All activities are moderated by BeatBullying staff and qualified counsellors.
Bish is run by Justin Hancock, a qualified youth worker who has been working with young people for over 16 years. The website offers down-to-earth, practical advice on sexual health written in a fun and irreverent tone designed to appeal to young adults. 'I just do this because I think young people deserve better sex ed in the UK' says Justin. Suitable for 14s and up.
Brook is the UK's leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25. The charity offers free and confidential sexual health information, contraception, pregnancy testing, advice and counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and outreach and education work, reaching more than 280,000 young people every year.
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. ChildLine offers support and counselling via telephone, email, online chat and message boards. The website also offers help & advice on a wide range of issues including online & mobile safety.
Childnet's mission is to work in partnership to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. Its work with children and young people from the ages of 3 to 18, as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals helps inform the vast array of resources available on its website. Childnet promotes the positive opportunities afforded by the internet, as well as responding to the risks and equipping children and young people to deal with them.
FOSI is an international, non-profit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. It works together with industry and governments to ensure innovation in the field of online safety, promote a culture of responsibility online and encourage a sense of digital citizenship for all. Its website features a range of useful resources for parents.
Get Safe Online is UK-based website that offers practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobile devices and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online. The site has a dedicated section on safeguarding children online.
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) was founded in 1996 and works in partnership the online industry, law enforcement agencies, government and international partners to minimise the availability of child sexual abuse imagery on the internet. The IWF operates the UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content. If you stumble across inappropriate online content featuring children, you should report it to the IWF where action can be taken to have the content removed wherever it originates in the world.
Mumsnet was was conceived in 2000 as a website where parents could swap advice about the stuff parents talk about. Fourteen years on, Mumsnet is the UK's biggest network for parents generating 10 million visits per month. Its aim is to make parents' lives easier by pooling knowledge, advice and support. The site has has a well-developed section on child internet safety.
Founded in 2000, Netmums is the UK's fastest-growing online parenting organisation with over 1.6 million members and 6.2 million visits. Netmums is a family of local sites that cover the UK, backed by a wealth of parenting articles to help mums to enjoy a happy and healthy family life. The website features guides on online safety for primary school children, safe surfing for older kids and the risks of social networking.
The NSPCC was founded in 1884 with a vision to end cruelty to children in the UK. Its mission is to protect children, prevent abuse and transform society so it's safer for all children. The NSPCC operates a free 24/7 helpline staffed by trained counsellors. If you're worried about a child or need advice and support, call 0808 800 5000 or report your concern online. The site also offers guidance on how to help your child stay safe online.
The Parent Zone is all about making life easier for parents. The aim is to develop information for parents to help them make informed choices. Everyone who works with The Parent Zone shares the belief that parents are the real experts. They just need right tools for the job. A key initiative is Parenting in the Digital Age (PitDA) - a new programme that aims to support parents in the digital age by helping them apply their parenting skills to the online world.
ParentPort is run by the UK's media regulators - ASA, ATVOD, BBC Trust, BBFC, Ofcom, Press Complaints Commission and Video Standards Council. The website is aimed at giving parents guidance on making complaints to the relevant regulator about material which is unsuitable for children. It also features useful hints and tips on limiting children's exposure to inappropriate TV, advertising, video games and online material.
Stop it Now! is a child sexual abuse prevention campaign run by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. It operates a free confidential helpline in the UK and Ireland. The campaign reaches out to adults who may be concerned about their own behaviour towards children or adults concerned about a family member or friend's behaviour. It also offers advice and guidance to professionals and survivors of sexual abuse.
This fun interactive website from the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is aimed at children and young adults from 5-14+. It gives useful age-appropriate tips on all aspects of internet safety. There is a separate section for parents with informative videos and guidance from psychologists on how to approach tricky subjects with children of all ages.
The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading child protection organisations - Childnet International, the Internet Watch Foundation and the South West Grid for Learning. It seeks to promote the safe and responsible use of technology through a variety of means including Safer Internet Day and its new educational and awareness raising resources for children, parents, carers and teachers which aim to address emerging trends in the fast-changing online environment.
One of the UK's largest mobile network providers, Vodafone, has dedicated a entire section of its website to digital advice for parents. Vodafone also produces an annual magazine called Digital Parenting which is packed with informative articles, expert advice and 'how to guides'.
YouthNet believes in harnessing technology to empower young people aged 16+ with the support, knowledge and skills they need to lead fulfilling lives. They offer two complimentary resources: TheSite - a guide to life for 16 to 25 year olds and StepFinder - an app that pin-points the nearest local support service with tips and advice from others who have used them.