The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge. Devices can be great for learning and development, however parents should be aware of the content available online and the chance of your child seeing something they shouldn’t when online. Pre-installed parental controls are available for most devices, laptops and consoles and are part of the system when you buy them. You can often download e-safety apps and software to supplement these controls. But the most important thing is to set the controls on the device itself.
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You can view the Parenting in a Digital World Information HERE
thinkyouknow.co.uk has created a webpage to support parents with online safety during the closure of schools. Each fortnight, they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.
Here are a selection of other websites that are useful during the period of school closures to help you keep your children safe online:
Stop, Speak, Support is a great tool to help your child make smart choices online. You can use it as a talking point to better understand how they interact in their digital world.
Internet Matters can help you to find out more about what your child is doing online and give you some simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them as safe as possible.
KCOM Parental controls lets you choose how much of the internet you would like you and your family to see. It’s easy to set up and will help you make sure that your family is safe using the internet in your home.