E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We are keen to support parents/carers to improve their own understanding of e-safety issues, so you can engage with your children regarding their use of the internet while at home.
Electrical devices are used in day to day life most of which allow you to access the internet from wherever you are. The most common device children use for the internet is a computer or laptop as most people have either one or the other at their home as well as being in schools. Other devices that you should be aware of are mobile phones, game consoles tablets such as the iPad. You can't always monitor what your child is doing which can cause worry as the internet isn't always safe.
A few ways that you could protect your child are:
Parental controls - parental controls allows you to limit the websites that your child can access when they are on the internet. This will stop them from accessing any inappropriate websites
Keep the computer where you can see it - By doing this you will be able to see what they are looking at and know if click on anything inappropriate or try to talk to someone they don't know.
Pop-up Blocker - Pop-up blocker is an application installed for browsers to stop pop-ups from appearing while you are searching the internet. This is good as some pop-ups can lead to websites you don't want your children visiting.
Below are some links to websites with more information:
Think U Know - Information for 5 - 16 years olds as well as parents, carers and teachers.
Kid Smart - Has different categories that you can look at such as safe searching and social networking.
CBBC Stay Safe - Has videos about different things involving staying safe on the internet.