NSPCC and O2

We’ve joined forces with O2 to provide parents with the skills and support to keep your child safe online.

The internet is like a magician’s hat. It's full of exciting things to explore and children love it. But whilst they seem to know what they’re doing, sometimes it’s hard for parents to keep track.

That's where we come in. With O2, we’ll help you keep children safe online.

We’ve got lots of tips and advice. We’re also running workshops to help you have the right conversations with your children. And we’ve even got a free helpline to give you personal advice whenever you need it.

So whatever's in that magician's hat, we'll help you make sure your children are safe as they explore it. 

7 online safety tips

The risks of the internet - and our top 7 tips for keeping children safe online. 

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What you need to know

Being Share Aware

Children are told it's good to share, but sharing too much online can be dangerous. Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games.

Be Share Aware

Minecraft safety advice

Minecraft is one of the most popular games, but it can be hard to know how to keep children safe while they play. Learn the risks of Minecraft so you can keep children safe. 

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How to talk to children about online safety

How to start the conversation, and what to do if you're worried.

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Keeping up to date with the latest apps and games

Net Aware keeps you up-to-date, with simple advice on what's new in social networking. We review privacy settings, suitable ages and appropriate content for over 50 sites.

Visit Net Aware

Ways you can get help

Call Online Safety Helpline

Have a question about parental controls or concern about a social network your child uses? Whatever it is, our expert advisors are here to help.

0808 8005002

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Learn real skills at a workshop

Our free online safety workshops have been helping hundreds of parents to start having conversations with their children about staying safe online.

So far we've successfully run workshops in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Northern Ireland. And we want to reach even more parents. 

So if you're interested in taking part in future workshops please let us know and don't forget to tell us where you're based.

We'll then contact you when they're available. 

Sign up today

Get personalised help from an O2 Guru

Anyone can get free online safety advice from O2’s friendly experts in-person at an O2 store. They can help you set up parental controls, or teach you how to make a phone safe for a child. 

Book now

Keeping children safe

Sexting: advice for parents

A guide for talking to your child about the risks of sexting, and what to do if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable.
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It's Time

We're calling on the government to make sure every child who's experienced abuse gets support. But we need your help.
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Online porn

Advice on how to talk to your child about the risks of online porn and sexually explicit material.
Online porn