Keeping Children Safe Online
Children’s access to devices and the internet is greater than ever before; from researching homework to online gaming. It’s just as important we take the appropriate steps to keep them safe in the digital world as well as the real world. The following websites contain valuable information and guides for parents:
- www.internetmatters.org provides a wealth of information about screentime, guidance on popular social media sites, games/apps as well as step-by-step guides to assist parents/carers in setting controls on broadband routers and individual devices.
- Parents and Carers | Safer Internet Centre provides tips, advice and resources for parents to help keep children safe online
- Online Safety for Children - Tips & Guides | NSPCC
However, we know that banning access, parental controls and restrictions cannot be relied upon entirely and parents are encouraged to have open, honest conversations about internet use, show an interest in the games or content they are accessing and ensure appropriate supervision.