Using the internet safely at home
Parents are advised to set the security levels within the internet browsers. Settings can also be found on individual devices so that you can set security levels. Locating the device in a family area, not a bedroom, will enable you to supervise children as they use the internet. Set some simple rules with your child to help keep them safe:
- Children to ask permission before using the internet
- Encourage them to use websites you have chosen together
- Use a child friendly search engine such as Kiddle
- Do not use chat rooms
- Tell them not to use their real name when accessing games via the internet
- Explain they should never share their personal details for example address, phone number, school etc
- Explain they should not arrangeto meet someone they have ‘met’ on the internet. They must tell an adult if this happens
- Only use apps such as FaceTime with people they know
- If they are uncomfortable, remind them to always tell an adult
It is good practice to regularly check the internet sites your child is visting. You can do this by clicking on History and Favourites on your child’s device.
In school, PSHE lessons are used to remind our children about the importance of staying safe online.
The ‘National Online Safety’ website has lots of useful information for parents, tips and tricks on keeping your child safe online, and advice on the latest trends and what to be aware of.
Click the links below for information on Youtube.
- UK Safer Internet Centre – Tips for Parents/Carers
- National Online Safety Top 10 Tips for Remote Learning Adults
- National Online Safety Top 10 Tips for Remote Learning Children
- Advice for parents remote leaning
- Advice for remote learning pupils
- UK Safer Internet Parent-factsheet
- Virgin Media – Parental Controls