Technology - this means all sorts of technology not just computers and laptops Time - take your time and think before posting Take Care - many things and people are not what they seem to be on the internet Tricky - you could get a situation you are not happy with Tell - if you are worried tell someone you trust straight away

The 5 'T's of E-Safety

Parents and Carers


This section is for parents and carers of young people and adults with learning disabilities.

Technology can offer so many opportunities for independence, enjoyment and learning. Being safe on-line is about striking a balance between educating and supporting people to behave safely and trusting them to get on with it.

It is important that you talk to the young person or adult about what technologies they use, what sites they visit and what they would like to do on the Internet. You can then talk about what support they might need and think about rules about what they should and shouldn’t do.

It is also important that they get the same sort of e-Safety message from whoever is supporting them. You may want to talk to the college or place of work or anywhere else they may be using technology and find out what facilities, support and rules they have about using the Internet. Then you and your young person or adult can work out a way forward together.

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E-Safety Tips for Parents and Carers leaflet

E-Safety leaflet for parents and carers

Here are a few resources you might find useful:


E-Safety for Parents and Carers Flier

Including the 5Ps: Positive - stay positive about social networking sites;  Privacy - make sure privacy settings are in place; Photos - set out some rules about posting pictures online;  Postings - set out some rules about what is OK to write online; Police - encourage the person to tell you if they are unsure or worried about an on-line activity.

Leaflet for Parents and Carers PDF


Useful E-Safety Web Sites for Parents and Carers

This document contains a list of useful web sites, a link to the About Us section of each site and contact details where available.

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Parents Carers Guide Presentation

This PowerPoint presentation gives an overview of the types of activities a person might be doing on line. If you click on run you can then view the presentation by clicking on each page to view the next one and also click on the loudspeaker bottom right to hear the audio.

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Hear inspiring professional insights regarding E-Safety for young people with disabilities.

Audio transcript and background information