Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children and young people’s online world.
The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks.
Please see below some useful information and links for parents and carers to support you at home with keeping your child/ren safe online on any smart device.
1: Shut the lid
2: Tell an adult
3: Don’t worry
We have an open dialogue with the children about all their online activities and interests, from browsing YouTube and researching for home learning to playing Minecraft and console gaming.
Of course, families play a crucial role in supporting children through their digital journey. The most important thing you can do is share your children’s online activities and keep talking. There are many resources full of useful tips and tools that can help you navigate your way around current online safety concerns for children.
We will be running regular online safety workshops for parents and carers but if you have any questions or concerns about any of your children’s online activities, please call in.
Safer Internet Day 2022 will take place on Tuesday 8th February 2022 with the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration will see hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK. Find out more and get involved! www.saferinternetday.org.uk