The internet can be one of the most inspiring and positive places fior children to learn and have fun.
It is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways on any number of topics on a wide range of devises.
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 especially as some of these devises are hidden away in pockets!
It sometimes feels like your children have better technical skills than you do, however we must remember they are still children and they 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.
E-Safety resources for parents
Children are gaining access to and owning their own devices from a ever younger age. Devices can be great for learning and development, however parents should be aware of the content available online and the chance of your child seeing something they shouldn’t when online.
Pre-installed parental controls are available for most devices, laptops and consoles and are part of the system when you buy them. You can often download e-safety apps and software to supplement these controls. But the most important thing is to set the controls on the device itself.
We have been made aware of a number of issues parents are having with children using TikTok. If you click on the link there is some information which may help you keep an eye on what your children are doing.