For some great advice we recommend the following sites:
An online guide to social networks, apps and games that are used by young people. It includes advice on the risks of each, age ratings and how to lock them down where possible.
A non-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world.
The site has lots of great guides about locking down various social media accounts (useful for all ages!) as well as guides to setting devices up securely in the first place.
UK Safer Internet Centre
Includes an advice centre with the latest tips, advice and resources to help children and young people have a safe and positive time online.
Think U Know
Think U Know is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. It provides age-appropriate guidance as to the risks faced when using the internet.
Get Safe Online
Practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online. It contains guidance on many other related subjects too – including performing backups and how to avoid theft or loss of your computer, smartphone or tablet. Every conceivable topic is included on the site – including safe online shopping, gaming and dating … so now you really can stay safe with everything you do online.
We recommend you use the search function to find specific guidance if you know what you are looking for.