Internet Safety for Parents
How can you help to keep your children safe online?
New technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within school and in their lives outside school. The Internet and other digital and information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore and it is important that Brunton First School and Parents work together to ensure our children are safe online.
We hope these tips are useful:
- Keep the computer or iPad in a family room, this means that you can share the online experience and they are less likely to act inappropriately.
- Know what your children are doing online and who they are talking to. If you are unsure about any apps or games they are playing ask them to show you how to play. Whether your playing games, watching videos spending time together online is a great way to start conversations about the online world and how they're finding being a part of it.
- Help your child understand that they should never give out their personal details to online friends.
- Let your child know that the best way to address any problems online is to tell a trusted adult immediately. For example: this might include someone sending them a friend request or online message.
USEFUL E-SAFETY WEBSITES:
National Online Safety Guide for Schools- This provides you with a range of helpful guides with advice on parental controls, you tube and a range of apps and games.
Internetmatters.org- This is also available as an app you can have on your iPad.