Staying Safe Online
The internet is an amazing resource, filled with lots of fun, useful and entertaining things to explore. To use it in the best and safest way possible, it’s important to know how to navigate it safely, so we’ve created this page to provide you with the tools and skills to help you do this.
Setting Parental Controls
Many of the big internet providers offer filters to help you protect your children from age inappropriate content on devices in your home. The parental controls, which are free, can be activated at any time by following these helpful setup videos.
Follow the links to be directed to the videos.
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National Online Safety have also produced some useful written guides for the steps needed to set parental controls on electronic devices.
IPhone Guide Android Guide
Top Tips for E-Safety at Home
- Keep the computer in a family area not in the child’s bedroom.
- Use ‘child lock’ or filter settings on your Web browser to help prevent unsuitable site access by your child.
- Regularly supervise the sites your child is visiting.
- Encourage your child to use their Favourites list to access the sites you have approved to prevent accidental entry to unsuitable sites.
- Discourage your child from using social Networking sites e.g. MSN, Facebook, Bebo etc. to keep them safe from cyber bullying.
- Teach your child to switch the monitor off or close the laptop lid, then fetch or tell you if something unsuitable appears on the screen. This is what we do in school.
- Agree with older children what sites they are allowed to access.
- Keep all personal details private and be aware of stranger danger.
- Above all, encourage your child to talk to you about the web sites and electronic devices they are using at home and school.