e-safety

Online safety

What are the issues?

The internet – on the whole is an inspiring and positive place.

The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices.

However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge.

You may sometimes feel that your children have better technical skills than you do, however children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online.

Issues that your child may encounter on the internet will vary depending on their age and online activities.

 

 

Parental Controls

Smartphones and other devices

Children are using devices at a younger age so it’s important to consider setting controls on their tech, or on any devices that you are letting them borrow from you. We’ve pulled together a number of guides to give you simple steps to set controls on a range of devices.

 

E-Safety resources for parents

 

E-Safety Tips for Parents

InternetMatters.org is a not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to help keep children safe in the digital world.

 

Advice from the BBC

Laura from The BBC shares her views, hints and tips about internet safety.

 

KC Parental Internet Settings

KC Parental Controls lets you choose how much of the internet you would like you and your family to see. It’s easy to set up and will help you make sure that your family is safe using the internet in your home.

Be Share Aware – Keep your child safe online

We tell our children it’s good to share – but online it’s different. In fact sometimes sharing online can be dangerous. Being Share Aware will help keep your child safe online.

Watch and share a short film and take a look at some straightforward advice that will untangle the web, and give parents confidence in talking to their children about how to stay safe online.

 

Additional resources

Issues

Cyberbullying

Inappropriate content

Online grooming

Online pornography

Online reputation

Privacy & identity theft

Radicalisation

Self-harm

Sexting

 

Advice

Pre-school (0-5)

Young children (6-10)

Pre-teens (11-13)

Teens (14+)

Parents’ guide to apps

Parents’ guide to tech

Social networking

Online gaming

Downloading & viruses