Keeping Children Safe
We recognise how different the world is for our children compared to how it was when we were young. Children have multiple ways to access the internet, whether it be on a smart phone, tablet, video game system or computer. Below are just a few ways in which families can help educate children to be safe online.
Let's Talk Pants!
This is an NSPCC resource which teaches children the 'Underwear' rule. Click on the picture below to access the NSPCC 'Pants' website.
Wanna talk about scary parenting moments?
Top of the list comes in as handing your child a mobile device, giving them free reins to explore the world at-a-touch.
But truth be told? The internet is not your child’s worst enemy… In fact, far from it.
It offers a vehicle for growth and exploration for our children’s curious, growing young minds. It is a part of our children’s lives that isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. So, the best way to hand over those reins is to make sure you’re riding right next to them, working together with your children to ensure that they grow into responsible online citizens.
Our Pact is a free app for IOS and Android devices. It allows parents to monitor their child's access to the internet and to limit what their child can see.
Has your child developed an obsession with 'Pokemon Go'? Do they like to play 'MarioKart' online with other players? Children are now accessing games in a variety of ways and this can be great fun...it can also pose potential risks
It is important that we teach our children to follow simple rules when playing games online.
It is also important that parents take note of the ratings on video games. Like films, some games are just not appropriate for children. They may contain swearing, adult themes or violence. Although it is difficult when your child is the 'only one' not playing 'Call of Duty', it is important that we are careful about what we expose them to.
Click the link below to take you to the Pegi 'Good Gaming Guide.'
Keeping your child safe online. Please click here.
Use the links below for more information about online safety.
- Net Aware - check out which apps your children are using - are they safe?
- Advice for Parents
- Vodafone Digital Parenting guide
- Cyber Pass
- Me Online - for years 1, 2 and 3
Please note: this link needs Internet Explorer to work
- CEOP Help for Children
- Espresso log-in