The internet is an integral part of young people’s lives, with applications like social media and the ability to easily stream music or videos. It can be a very powerful research tool for new school projects. Unfortunately, it can also bring lots of risks and concerns along with it. It is key that we teach our children how to remain safe when browsing the web, aware of the dangers that can occur and who to turn to when they are worried. Below, we have put together a list of resources that will help parents do all they can to ensure that their child avoids these risks.
Be Internet Legends - Parent's Hub
Be Internet Legends from Google and Parent Zone teaches children to become safer and more confident online by encouraging them to follow a simple code: Sharp, Alert, Secure, Kind and Brave
Help your child get the most out of the internet - safely
National Online Safety, make it their mission 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. Below are a some guides to help. If you need further information go to the National Online Safety website.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online
While there are huge benefits to being online to stay connected to family and friends during this period, the government recognises many parents feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. This guidance outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to get support and advice.