Child safety at home and out and about

There are so many things to look out for as your children grow up. Here are some sources of information you may find useful.

At home

  • Safekids - tips advice and guidance on child safety matters – from when can a child sit in the front seat of a car through to technology that can help keep children safe.
  • Water safety (PDF) - our leaflet giving practical advice on keeping children safe in water, indoors and outside.
  • Keep them safe (PDF) – our leaflet about storing methadone and other drugs.

Out and about

Protecting children


Although educational and good for communicating through the internet can pose some dangers to children who can reveal information about themselves, particularly on forums and in chat rooms. They can also come across inappropriate content or be subject to bullying online – via computer or mobile phone. But there are various steps you can take to help keep them safe.

  • General advice (PDF)
  • SafeKids - help on using the internet and technology safely and responsibly.
  • Kidsmart - a practical internet safety programme for parents, young people and schools.
  • Get Safe Online - how to keep children safe and within the law online and how to prevent cyber bullying.
  • Think U Know - the parent and carers guide to the internet and advice for children.
  • Cyber bullying - mobile phone bullying, what to do abut it and how to report it.
  • Be Internet SMART - being safe and smart online.

Files available to download