Top Tips for keeping your child safe online (based on NSPCC guidelines)
1. Don't ban the internet completely - teach them how to use it.
2. Have the conversation early - children spend more time on tablets and gadgets than watching TV (12 hours a week). Talk all the time
3. Explore the web together - get them to show you what they are doing.
4. Set rules and agree boundaries:
5. If you child plays online games:
6. Check the content is age appropriate (little siblings can't watch Grand Theft Auto) Like films games have age related ratings
7. Use parental controls to filter or restrict content
8. Check your children know how to use privacy settings and what to do if something happens
The NSPCC have a guide to all the different apps and sites your children might use.
Online Safety Helpful Links:
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk - NCA CEOPs advice on online safety
https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk - Home Office advice on healthy relationships, including sexting and pornography
https://www.net-aware.org.uk - NSPCC advice for parents
https://www.commonsensemedia.org - Independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk - promoting the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.
Online Gaming helpful link:
Find out about the risks of online gaming, how to decide what games are best for your child and ways to keep them safe.
Please click on the following link: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/online-games-helping-children-play-safe