The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe?
It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. Or know how to keep them safe.
Talk about their online world
We talk to children about crossing the road, bullying and speaking to strangers. But what about staying safe in the digital world?
Having regular conversations about what your child is doing online - just like you would their day at school - is the best way to keep them safe.
You'll be able to spot any problems, encourage them to come to you if they’re worried and make sure they know what’s ok to share online - and what’s not.
- Jessie & Friends: Online Safety Education for 4-7s
- Play - Like - Share: Help your 8-10 year olds to stay safe online
Social Media Settings
Most social media apps are 13+ (WhatsApp is 16+) but - as we are aware some children are using them regularly. We wanted to share some important settings to keep children safe online.
For full details please read the following:
It can be hard to know what apps and games it's safe to allow your child to access online. These handy guides from National Online Safety contain some suggested age-relevant safer apps and games for children. Visit nationalcollege.com/parents and follow @natonlinesafety on Twitter for more information about keeping safe online.
nationalcollege.com/parents and follow @natonlinesafety