Keeping Children Safe Online
The Internet can be a wonderful resource for children. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other children, and play interactive games. Children who are old enough to swipe a screen can have access to the world.
But that access can also pose hazards. That’s why it’s important to be aware of what your children see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves online.
As with any safety issue, it’s wise to talk with your kids about your concerns, take advantage of resources to protect them, and keep a close eye on their activities.
We have added some useful links below that will help you keep you child safe online.
Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
Keep your computer in a shared area: Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.
Facebook/bebo/Myspace:Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them.
What parents need to know: