With all of the new technology around and the internet on phones, computers and games consoles, it can be quite scary for parents who wonder what their child gets up to online. This information is designed to keep you up to date with current e-safety issues and give you information on how to help you protect your child online. Below are e-safety facts and practical advice on how to keep your child safe when using the internet.
Talk to your child about what is acceptable when using the internet and agree family rules.
Wherever possible keep the computer in a central place at home where it can be monitored easily.
Set parental filters to ensure your children cannot access inappropriate material online.
Seven in ten children aged 5-15 now have access to a tablet computer at home.
Four in ten 5-15s own a mobile phone.
Four in ten children aged 5-15 go online using a tablet computer while two in ten children aged 3-4 go online using a tablet.
Ofcom – UK Children’s media literacy 2014 - http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/research/media-literacy/media-use-attitudes-14/Childrens_2014_Report.pdf
Please see our termly newsletters in the newsletters section of this website for more information on how to keep your child safe online.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of e-safety further, or would like more information on how to help your child with their online journey. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment to speak to me.
Online Safety Co-ordinator