Distance Learning – Parental Advice

Below are some articles that you may find useful if your child is learning from home, including advice on parental locks on your WiFi network or Laptops/Chromebooks.

Parental Controls on your Home Network

Parental controls offered by your home internet provider – UK Safer Internet Centre
The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media – provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. They have come together to produce these helpful video guides to help you to download and set-up the controls offered by your provider. Visit the website here.

4 Ways to Set Up Parental Controls On Your Home Network – HowToGeek
Parental controls can filter the web, blocking inadvertent access to inappropriate websites. There are a variety of ways to do this, from configuring network-wide parental controls on your router to using the parental controls built into Windows or third-party software. Visit the website here.

Parental Controls on your child’s Laptop or Chromebook

How to set parental controls and block websites on a Chromebook by setting up Google Family Link – Business Insider
You may find yourself wanting to set parental controls to supervise a family member’s screen time — and it’s easy to do so on Chromebook. Visit the website here.

Getting started with Family Link – Google
You can use the Family Link App to create a Google Account for your child under 13 (or the applicable age in your country). You can also use Family Link to add supervision to your child’s existing Google Account. Visit the website here.



The NSPCC, our chosen charity, have a very useful guide on their website which can help you navigate the ever-changing, complicated online world. The guide includes advice on topics such as parental controls, online games and inappropriate content.  Visit their website here

National Crime Agency (NCA) and Child Exploitation and On-line Protection Centre (CEOP)

The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. We are here to help you if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to the age of 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world. We also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people may face, such as cyber-bullying and hacking. Visit our Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking here.

Parent Zone – Digital Parenting

Visit Parent Zone for important online safety guides for parents.