e-safety information for Parents

e-safetye-safety information for Parents

The internet is becoming an integral part of our and our children’s lives and it is becoming more and more accessible. Whether your children are using the internet at home or at school, on their phone, laptop or on a tablet, it is important that parents are equipped with the knowledge on how they can keep their children safe, whilst allowing them the freedom to explore the world and develop their knowledge.

Keep your computer in a shared area – Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
Download a poster to put next to your computer. This could help you talk to your child about safe use.

General
The internet is like a magician’s hat. It’s full of exciting things to explore and children love it. But whilst they seem to know what they’re doing, sometimes it’s hard for parents to keep track.

Kidssmart –  learn about the internet and mobile phones and being a SMART surfer

NSPCC – Will help you make sure your children are safe as they explore it.

Think u know -It can seem difficult to keep up-to-date with the technology that children use. You can find out much more information and support about digital technologies here.

Social media

There are many sites that incorporate chat, instant messaging, games, email and mobile. As with all social media sites particular care should be given to who we befriend and trust, protecting personal details and accessing age appropriate materials. ·

Chatdanger – a site all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.

See our  E-Safety Policy

If you have any concerns about internet safety please contact us.