Coronavirus (COVID-19): keeping children safe online

Advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.



Measures announced over recent weeks to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19) have seen people’s day-to-day lives extremely disrupted. But these actions are essential to beat coronavirus and protect our NHS.

As a result of these necessary actions, almost all of us are likely to be spending more time online, including children. These resources provide guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online.

Published 14 April 2020
Last updated 22 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Links to extra resources added to help keep children safe from online harm.

  2. Updated SafeToNet licensing information.

  3. New information on apps to help children stay safe online.

  4. First published.