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Online Safety

We live in a digital world, which can be brilliant when used correctly.

From ordering a pair of shinpads, getting team results, communicating a change of venue, promoting an end-of-season BBQ, the latest England team news, coaching tips, booking a referee course or setting up a club website…they’re all positive.

And its up to us, to keep our child safe online and to understand the dangers. 

There is a lot of helpful advice and guidance about keeping your children safe online - advice provided by experts and you can find their helpful resources using the links below

Share Aware – by the NSPCC

Great advice on how to talk to your child about online safety, tips about how to start the conversation, helpful films and step by step advice. There’s also advice about how to set up parental controls and adjust privacy settings, supported by a free helpline.

Net Aware

A really useful guide to a wide range of the most popular sites, apps and games including; snapchat, YouTube, Instagram, Friv, Minecraft, Facebook and Messenger, FIFA football, Movie Planet, Viber, WhatsApp, Youbo, Twitch, Steam. If you are looking for specific guidance on the use of WhatsApp, then please visit the link below.


There’s really useful info for parents/carers including a parent/carers’ guide to online gaming, how to report concerns and the five things teenagers want parents/carers to know. It also offers topics aimed at primary and secondary school children, that’s age-appropriate and provides clear definitions, tips and advice