Keeping Safe Online

Information

While there are huge benefits to being online to stay connected to family and friends, we recognise many parents feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing.  

It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage your children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online. 

Talk to your child about the importance of creating a safe online environment, including keeping any log-in details and passwords safe. 

For more information please refer to Government document – Guidance Support for parents and carers to keep children safe online (February 2021). Click the link below.  

Support for parents and carers to keep children safe online

Resources 

The thought of what your child come across online can be worrying and it can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on video apps and online games, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe. 

We have identified a few websites, guides and leaflets to make sure going online is a positive experience for you and your child.  

National Online Safety resources 

 https://nationalonlinesafety.com/

This website is an invaluable resource for parents. It will enable you access various guides around the theme of online safety. You can use the information to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices.  

Some of the guides that we suggest you read and share with your children if you feel they are appropriate are:  

Children’s Devices Online Safety Guide – How children can use smart devices safely. 

How to Clean Devices –This guide provides aims to help everyone understand some of the best practice methods to keep your devices clean and some techniques you should avoid. 

Safer Apps and Games for Children – Give suggested safer apps and games that children might enjoy using.  

Whats App – An online safety guide giving parents and carers information about WhatsApp.  

10 Top Tips – Remote Learning for Parents. A guide to help parents and carers support their child in getting the most out of their remote learning experience. 

Other useful links: 

 

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