NSPCC – Keeping children safe

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

Online safety

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

Livestreaming and online video apps

Learn more about video apps and livestreaming on social media apps, the risks children face when using them and what you can do to help keep children safe.

Online porn

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

Sexting and sending nudes

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

More tips and advice for parents

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.

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.

Criminal exploitation and gangs

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

Depression, anxiety and mental health

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.

Sexual behaviour in children

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

Staying home alone

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

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.

Talking about 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.