Online Safety

Keeping Children Safe - Internet Based Christmas Present Guide

As Christmas time approaches, it’s likely that many children and young people will be looking forward to finding technology-based gifts under the tree this year.  This means the festive period is an important time to highlight simple tips that help parents and carers make safer choices when buying new devices. 

The following link will take you to some top tips on how to keep your children safe online - This is aimed at slightly older children but it equally important for all children if they have access to your phones or ipads.


The theme for Safer Internet 2021 is “An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world”.
 
Below are some useful websites most have free resources to support parents/carers and practitioners in guiding children’s safety online.
* www.saferinternet.org.uk: UK Safer Internet has many free resources to support the age 3-7 age group including a video of “digiduck” who believes what he read on the internet and got his homework wrong- it gives advice on how to check facts.
* www.nspcc.org.uk: National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children also has resources for safeguarding children online- did you know that Instagram was the most used platform in child grooming crimes during lockdown April-June 2020?
* https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre also has useful free resources.
* https://www.childnet.com/ Childnet has useful free resources for parents and children.
https://www.virginmedia.com/shop/broadband/parental-control   Switched On Families and Internet Matters

These links may be helpful to you:

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