Online safety is a major concern for all parents, children have access to the web via many platforms i.e. phones, tablets, computers, gaming consoles.
We can only protect our children if we know what the dangers are. Children are taught to keep safe online in primary schools during PSHE lessons but you can help your child understand some of the dangers by setting clear rules and guidelines of your own.
There are many useful websites that can advise on how to set settings and what to be aware of.
A guide on how to stay safe online for children with the chance to chat in forums to help and contact wider agencies.
Staying safe online has become more of a concern as the internet has grown more popular, all children have social media accounts and Childline have produced a page on how to keep safe online.
A video explaining the problems with Parents, children and social media. Understanding that social media can be used in a positive way and making sure children are protected from the dangers of social media. Teaching parents to understand the good things and how to prevent the dangers.
Read all about how you can lay down some basics rules when your child asks for a mobile phone and what parental controls to have and other parenting articles on mobile phones.
At the National Online Safety, there mission is to make the internet a safer place for children. They achieve this through equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise. Every Wednesday a new platform guide is uploaded for parents. Sign up for free.