In today's modern technological age your children are likely to be as good as, if not better than, you as parents at using the internet.
However, as children they are still likely to face the same risks as you do as adults. For example, spam and scam e-mails, fraud and identify theft. As well as this there are more immediate threats such as inappropriate websites, cyber bullying and exposure to inappropriate images.
The internet, however, is an indispensable tool to widen children's learning and improve valuable life skills.
Therefore it is important that you know how to keep your children safe whilst they are on-line.
This page will provide key information on how to keep your children safe whilst online and will provide links to websites that will help you do this.
The NSPCC (www.nspcc.org.uk) has a lot of information for parents on the following topics:
- Online safety
- Talking to your child about staying safe online
- Share Aware - what it is safe to share
- Pokemon Go - a parents guide
- Online Porn
- Parental Controls
Childnet has resources for both parents and children. All children have seen the book Digiduck's Big Decision which is appropriate for all children. The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the Smart Crew are appropriate for KS2 children. www.childnet.com
The following site is also useful - www.thinkuknow.co.uk
This article on the BBC News website has some interesting information on how youtube can trick children - www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-39381889
Mr Prior recently delivered a presentation to parents regarding E-Safety. Click here to see the presentation slides which have a number of good links and some interesting information.