Parents Protect

Our comprehensive guide What's the Problem? is designed to help parents better understand the risks posed to children by the internet, and to keep them safe online. You can download the PDF version here.

We need to have knowledge about the issues and be able to understand the signs of harmful behaviours before we can begin to protect the vulnerable from them. To help protect children from sexual abuse we need to feel confident that we:

  • Understand potential risks
  • Recognise the signs of possible abuse in children
  • Are aware of inappropriate behaviour in adults
  • Know where to go for help if we have concerns and would like to talk about them

The Parents Protect Online Learning Programme enables you to work through a number of topics at your own pace. The Programme aims to:

  • Give you the information you need about child sexual abuse
  • Show you how to create a family safety plan
  • Tell you who you can talk to if you are worried

For more information on the programme and for further help and advice visit