We can’t always protect our children from every danger online, but we can reduce the risk and help them respond in the best way if something does happen.
Above all, it is vital that children are encouraged to talk to adults about anything they see or hear online that makes them feel uncomfortable. We constantly stress this in school.
For parents unsure about how to approach this, we would recommend 7 questions to help you start a conversation with your child about online safety.
The following websites offer guidance to parents for various platforms, online games and apps (e.g. Whatsapp, Fortnite and Snapchat) to enable you to make the best online choices for your children.
Please note, we are not advocating the use of the games or apps mentioned on these websites as many have an age limit which is above primary-school age. However, if you do choose for your child to access them, then it is important for you to have as much information as possible about potential dangers and how to limit them.
Visit this website for advice on managing screen time (lots of other tips too)