Online safety: advice for parents
The UK Safer Internet Centre has released advice for parents about what to do if their child sees something upsetting online. The advice includes: information about tools which parents can use to block content on their child’s device; and information about organisations who can offer help and support to parents and children. Please click on the image above for further information.
The Internet is a wonderful resource for children which puts the world in their hands, allowing them to discover, connect and create.
When we look at the issue of Internet safety we need to keep the issue in context and have a balanced view, remembering the overall tremendous benefits that the medium brings to children.
Whilst there are enormous benefits for children using the Internet at home and at school there are potential dangers for children using the net unsupervised.
- What sort of things do your children like doing on the Internet ?
- What sort of concerns do you have about your children’s use of the Internet ?
- How do you monitor what your children are doing online?
Please take the time to have a look at the websites and videos below which will explain the risks children face when using the Internet and what you can do to help keep your child safe.