Last updated: 7 May 2024

Next review: 7 May 2025

The Good Things Foundation have worked together with Internet Matters and pulled together this list of resources that will be useful to parents, carers and grandparents to build their online safety confidence. 

This is what you need to know to help children and teenagers navigate the digital world safely: 

1. Setting up devices safely 

How to set up parental controls. You can find guidance for all kinds of devices, internet services and apps. 

2. Protecting your data 

Many websites require users to create longer passwords and this may lead to frustration. This simple article explains why it’s so important to have a strong password and how that keeps our personal data safe. 

3. How to tackle online scams 

With scammers becoming more and more convincing, it’s important to make sure people of all ages can spot a scam and that they feel confident to navigate the internet.  

4. Connecting with others safely online 

With our social lives being increasingly lived online, knowing how to connect with others safely on social media is an important skill to have. These resources are a great tool for starting a conversation about using social media, with activities that parents and carers can do with their children. 

5. Fake news 

Fake news and misinformation were another major concern for hubs in our Network, with many sharing stories about health and politics-related fake news that people they support had come across. These quizzes and discussion points are aimed at young people with age-appropriate resources from under 11s to over 14s. 

6. Managing money 

From in-game purchases to understanding cryptocurrencies, these resources aim to help parents, carers and young people better understand how these things work so that they can spend their money wisely online.  

7. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) safely 

Learn how artificial intelligence might impact children’s digital wellbeing and how you can use it safely with advice from experts across different fields.