Tuesday 7th February is Safer Internet Day. Each year UK Safer Internet Centre created a bank of resources for schools to use. This year they have devised this video to support parents. You can find further information on https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017/tips-and-advice-parents-and-carers
How many do you recognise? Why not talk to your child. Which do they use? What do they do?
St Peter’s E-Safety Guidelines for Parents
E nable your ‘browser safe’ search option
S elect websites for your child to use
A sk your child what they want to use the internet for
F ind time to share using the internet with your child
E ncourage your child to tell you if they feel unhappy or uncomfortable about anything they see online.
T alk to your child about the importance of NOT giving out any personal details
Y ou should also:
keep the computer in a communal area of the home
use a family email when subscribing to on-line sites
monitor your child’s computer usage (including games consoles)
The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. We are here to help if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world. We also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit our Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP button above.
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'New technologies, including gaming, can offer our children many exciting and positive experiences. However schools are increasingly aware of the negative impact that some online gaming is having on the education, achievement, sleep and behaviour of children. To find out more about the online games your children are playing and obtain advice offered to parents/carers based on research, please do listen to the Radio Verulam's Parent's Show podcast 'Parents and Technology'