In our ever-changing world it is highly important that we do our best to keep up to date with new initiatives and technologies. Technology can be fun and very helpful in all our lives and we must not forget the benefits that advances in technology can bring us.
However, there are occasions, especially for children, where technology could be deemed detrimental. It is with this in mind that we are pulling together a selection of resources and links so that you, as parents can become better informed about how to keep your children safe. Hopefully you will find these resources useful in helping you to raise your own awareness and the awareness of your children. Please bare in mind, that banning and blocking the use of technology or sites does not replace your parenting. Whilst you can’t know everything, it is important to read and educate yourself and your child.
This is a useful link to parenting advice from Vodafone on how you can keep your child safe with regards to online safety.
This is a useful video to watch in order to support adults around age appropriate content.
Keeping Young Children Safe Online
A website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS
- Internet matters
Specific help on how to set up internet controls at home. Guidance and articles for parents about keeping children safe online.
- Bullying UK
One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
- UK Safer Internet Centre
Here you will find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet
- Parent Info from CEOP and Parent Zone
This website was developed out of a partnership between CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good eSafety advice
If you’re worried about your child and think something is not quite right, it’s best to be on the safe side and find out more.
- Parent Zone
Making the Internet work for families
Setting Parental Controls on Devices: