Internet Saftey Presentation
Click here to download the slides used during the parents evening Internet Safety Presentation.
Parental Controls are a valuable tool for controlling the amount of time your children spend on a computer or device and the programs/apps they’re using.
There are 3 levels of controls that you should be aware of:
- Broadband & Mobile Networks
- Devices eg. smartphones and tablets.
- Entertainment & Serach engines eg. Xbox and Google
internetmatters.org has an excellent interactive guide with step by step instructions on how to set up the controls for the options you select. Click the image below:
Social Media Safety Features
saferinternet.org has a range of guides detailing the safety features of many of the popular social media websites including Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. Click the image below to find out more:
Most web browsers now include a number of safety features to protect your devices, personal information and allow easier navigation to the sites your family enjoys using. Click the image below to find out more:
Digiduck's Big Decision
A brilliant e-safety resource for young children
Help arrives just in time for Digiduck® when faced with a difficult decision! Follow Digiduck® and his pals in this story of friendship and responsibility online.
The Digiduck® collection has been created to help parents and teachers educate children aged 3 - 7 about how to be a good friend online. The collection now includes a book, PDF and interactive app.
Click here for more information
Top tips for parents
- Make sure your child is not meeting up with anyone they don’t know.
- If your child is old enough to go out on their own ensure you can contact them.
- If you are unhappy with something online make sure you report it.
- Make sure your child knows to tell you if they find something online that they are unhappy with.
- Stay in the same room as your child when they are on the internet.
- Ensure you know what apps your children are using.
- Always check the age rating on apps before downloading them.
- Report unkind behaviour online.
- Always make sure you know what your child is watching online.
Top 10 Tips for staying safe online
- Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
- Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
- Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
- Never give out your passwords
- Don’t befriend people you don’t know
- Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
- Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
- Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.