The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.
You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?
The NSPCC advise following four simple rules:
Talk about staying safe online.
Explore their online world together.
Agree rules about what is okay and what's not.
Manage your family's settings and controls.
We encourage you to use the links below which aim to make following these rules simple. Even if the only search engine you use is a pair of binoculars, do not despair. Here you’ll find practical tips and simple guidance to help to you keep your children safe online.
We will be running online safety sessions for parents again this year; further information and dates will be detailed in newsletters.