E-Safety - Stay Safe Online
The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children's. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us this can all be bit too much. You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline? (Source - thinkuknow.co.uk)
We shall be joining in with the globally celebrated Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 5th February with the theme ‘Together For a Better Internet’. Many parents regularly communicate their concerns nationally regarding their children's access to and use of online resources, particularly apps. The NSPCC has issued the following ‘TEAM’ guidelines for parents who may be concerned:
Talk to your child regularly about what they are doing online and how to stay safe. Let them know they can come to you or another trusted adult if they’re feeling worried or upset by anything they have seen.
Explore your child’s online activities with your child. Understand why they like using them and make sure they know what they can do to keep themselves safe.
Agree your own rules as a family when using sites, apps and games.
Manage your technology and use the settings available to keep your child safe.
NSPCC and O2
NSPCC teamed up with O2 to help you keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and beyond. More information can be found via the following link:
Think U Know
The Think U Know website can offer you practical tips and simple guidance:
National Online Safety
As part of the #WakeUpWednesday campaign, National Online Safety has teamed up with MusicAlternative to launch a jolly online safety jingle for parents.
With a tech-filled Christmas on the horizon, we thought parents might need a little help in keeping their children safe when using their new digital devices...
Please watch and feel free to share this song across your social media platforms: