As a parent, you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. However, you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
Here are five top tips on how to ensure your child is safe and protected online:
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Bromet Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any E-Safety incidents are recorded and managed. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
USEFUL WEBSITES FOR PARENTS
To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media, we've suggested a few internet sites below which are fantastic resources. They contain information on different types of social media and how to help keep children safe.
Click on the individual links to find out more.
The NSPCC website contains useful information for parents about supporting your child. There are pages about setting parental controls on internet-enabled devices and how to talk to your child about the risks of going online
Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
PEGI is the official ratings system for computer games. Their website explains what they rate and how to understand each of their symbols.
National Online Safety