Keeping Safe Online
COVID 19 Staying Safe Online
During this time children might be spending more time online. Please see the guidance below to support your child in being safe.
The Internet is an unmanaged, open communications channel. The World Wide Web, e-mails, blogs and social networking all transmit information using the Internet’s communication infrastructure. Anyone can send messages, discuss ideas and publish material with little restriction, thus making it an invaluable resource used by millions of people every day. However, much of the material published online is for an adult audience and some is unsuitable for children.
It is therefore vital that we know how to best protect our children when online and using technology.
We hope that you will find the following resources and links valuable in raising your awareness of the risks of the online world and technologies and support you in ensuring your children are using technology safely and responsibly.
Online Safety Parent Guides
- Managing 'On Screen' Time.pdf
Social Media Guides
- Facebook Checklist.pdf
- Instagram Checklist.pdf
- Snapchat Checklist.pdf
- Twitter Checklist.pdf
- Youtube Internet Safety.pdf
Computer and Video Gaming Awareness
PEGI - Pan European Game Information
A great resource to find out which games are age appropriate for your child
Explains age rating and how to set parental controls
Parents' Guide to Fortnite
Explains age restrictions and violence
Advice for parents on keeping children safe online
CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection
News and articles surrounding internet safety
Think U Know
Great advice for keeping children safe online
Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online
NSPCC Safety Online
Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online