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Digital resilience - advice for parents and carers

Keeping your children safe online is just as important as keeping them safe in the real world, and poses a new challenge to parents as technology develops and more and more young people embrace it.

With this in mind, you may find the links and documents on this page useful starting points to help you understand risk online, and give you the knowledge you need to help your children become digitally resilient to the risk of radicalisation.

To support you to help your children become more resilient online, we recommend taking a look at these websites:

If you have concerns about a young person or vulnerable adult at risk of radicalisation you can notify the designated safeguarding lead at the school or contact Middlesbrough Council's safeguarding team on 01642 726004. The purpose of PREVENT is to safeguard vulnerable people from the risk of being exploited by extremists.

Other useful resources you may find helpful include:

  • Middlesbrough Council's Prevent resources: resources by, and about, the Prevent safeguarding process, which aims to identify and safeguard young people and vulnerable adults who are at risk of radicalisation.
  • Let's Talk About It: help and guidance for the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
  • Parent Zone: guides to help you understand websites and online activities children use, and the risks they may pose
  • Safer Internet: advice on keeping your children safe online
  • Child Net: advice on keeping your children safe online

Report it

If you see extremist material online you can report it directly to the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit.

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