Talking to your child about online safety ...
Here are some top tips to help you start the conversation about online safety with your child. In the 'files to download' area you will also find an online safety agreement which you could complete together as a family agreement.
Want to know more about how to keep your child safe whilst also allowing them to experience the positive benefits of technology? The NSPCC have an amazing website filled with information about how to keep your child safe. There's lots of specific areas to help such as parental controls, online wellbeing, gaming, social media and many more. Just click on https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
https://saferinternet.org.uk/guide-and-resource/parents-and-carers is another great website that explains how you can ensure your child is safe when using a number of different devices such as ipads and smartspeakers
● Advice for parents and carers from Childnet https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/
● Reviews and information about games, apps, TV shows and websites from Common Sense Media https://www.commonsense.org/
● Help on using parental controls and privacy settings from Internet Matters https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/
● Information and reporting of online grooming or sexual abuse from CEOP https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/
Information about parental controls
In this fast changing world of technology it is important to know how to keep children safe. Please find in the 'files to download' section below some information around parental controls for games consoles that you may find useful.