Children learn in school how to stay safe online as part of our curriculum, but it is just as important for parents and carers to understand what they can do to support E-safety.
Top tips for keeping your children safe online
Find out what your child is doing online
- Be more familiar with their online world
- Get them to show you - make it clear from the beginning that you're interested and would like to be involved
- Agree rules as a family about personal information, time spent online and contacting people via the Internet
- Reinforce the SMART rules
Assess the Risks and Opportunities
- Where are the devices?
- What can they do?
- Can your child get online in their bedroom?
- Have you enabled any parental settings on devices?
- Have you discussed the risks of sharing images or personal information online?
Know where to go for help and advice
- Parenting in the Digital Age - www.pitda.co.uk
- NSPCC Share Aware - www.nspcc.org.uk
- NSPCC Net Aware - www.net-aware.org.uk
- Switched on Families - www.keepup.virginmedia.com
- Vodaphone Digital Parenting - www.vodaphone.com
- Internet Matters - www.internetmatters.org
- UK Safer Internet Centre - www.saferinternet.org.uk
- Childnet (Digiduck) - www.childnet.com
- CEOP (reporting concerns) - www.ceop.police.uk
- YouTube Kids - www.youtube.com/kids
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