Safeguarding your child online

Show children how to use the internet because it is a fantastic resource.  Help them not to be afraid of it but meet the challenges of an increasingly interconnected world. Find below more information about how you can support your child to use the internet safely

Parents can access information on keeping children safe and how they can report concerns if they are worried a child is at risk of harm  on the following websites.

  • Think U Know 
  • CEOP   
  • Internet Matters
  • Parent Zone
  • Childnet
  • Parents Protect
  • A-Z Index for Schools and Curriculum

Internet Safety - A Guide for Parents

  • Screen time can be an easy way to keep children entertained
  • Know the risks, and what you can do to keep your child safe and healthy.(click the link above)
  • If you have downloaded the Parent Portal app there are direct links to Think U Know and The UK Safer Internet Centre.

The risks

Spending time on mobile phones, tablets, laptops, computers and game consoles can be positive and trouble-free, but it can also put your child at risk of:

  • Online bullying
  • Seeing sexual or violent photos, videos or other images
  • Grooming (when someone builds a relationship with a child to exploit or abuse them)
  • Not getting enough exercise
  • UK doctors also say that children with higher screen time:
  • Tend to eat less healthily and show more signs of obesity
  • Tend to have more depressive symptoms
  • Are likely to have worse educational outcomes, sleep and fitness level

This may be because the screen time is replacing other activities, like exercise or sleeping. Face-to-face interaction also seems to be better for children’s development. 

Online Gaming

See attached leaflets