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.
To further help parents, we have added links to various 'What parents need to know about...." guides for various platforms. These and more can also be viewed on the National Online Safety website.
What parents need to know about:
Please note, we are not advocating the use of these games or apps 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.
The ParentZone website has guidance for parents about staying safe online.
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Online Safety Learning Activities from ThinkUKnow
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Visit this website for advice on managing screen time (lots of other tips too)