NSPCC – Keeping children safe

Last updated: 12 Mar 2019

We understand that busy sports parents are concerned about their children's safety, both on the pitch and off.

Here are links to the NSPCC's advice on many of the issues you may want to know more about to help keep your children safe, whatever their age.

Staying safe online and on mobile

Being Share Aware

Just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online. Our advice will help you keep your child safe on social networks, apps and games.

Online porn

Advice on how to talk to your child about the risks of online porn and sexually explicit material.

Online safety

Providing parents with the skills and tools they need to help keep their children safe whenever and wherever they go online.


How to talk to children about the risks of sexting – and what you can do to protect them.

Video chat, sharing and streaming apps

Learn more about video apps like Muscal.ly and Periscope, the risks children face when using them and what you can do to help keep children safe.

More tips and advice for parents

Bullying and cyberbullying

Useful guidance for parents on what bullying is, the signs of bullying behaviour and what to do if your child is being bullied, or, if you child has bullied someone.

Drugs and alcohol 

Lots of parents are concerned about underage drinking, drug taking and challenging behaviour. Find out how you can keep your child safe and aware of the risks.

Gangs and young people

Why young people join gangs, and what you can do to help protect a child involved with a gang.

Healthy sexual behaviour in children and young people

Useful advice on what is normal sexual behaviour, warning signs that suggest there may be a problem, and how best to react.

Home alone

This guide to keeping your child safe at home answers questions about when your children can be left on their own.

Mental health and suicidal thoughts in children

Learn about the signs of mental health problems and suicidal thoughts in children – and find out how you can help them.


Information about why children self-harm, how to spot the signs and what you can do about it.

Staying safe away from home

Your guide to when your child's old enough to be out on their own, and how to teach them to keep safe while they're away.

Talking about difficult topics

There are lots of ways to make it a bit less painful for you both when it comes time to talk about a 'difficult' subject.