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Mr A Doyle
Parents / E-Safety
What is E-Safety?
E-safety is the safe use of information systems and electronic communications, including the internet, mobile phones and games consoles. It is important that children and young people understand the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
A Parent's Ultimate Guide to YouTube
Common Sense Media offers information for parents on how to enjoy YouTube with your kids without feeling overwhelmed and confused.
Do you know how to keep safe online? CEOP's Thinkuknow website offers age related information for parents and children on how to stay safe when using the internet.
Staying safe Online
Protecting your children from abuse online.
What issues could be affecting your children?
Get to grips with what they may come across on the internet and how to get help if you need it.
Using the Internet safely at home
Whilst many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer filtering systems to help you safeguard your child at home, it remains surprisingly easy for children to access inappropriate material including unsuitable texts, pictures and movies. Parents are advised to set the security levels within Internet browsers with this in mind. Locating the computer or tablet in a family area, not a bedroom, will enable you to supervise children as they use the Internet. However, don’t deny your child the opportunity to learn from the wide variety of material and games available on the Internet. Instead, set some simple rules for keeping them safe and make sure they understand the importance of these rules.
Simple rules for keeping your child safe
To keep your child safe they should:
Using these rules
Go through the rules with your child and pin them up near the computer. It is also a good idea to regularly check the Internet sites your child is visiting e.g. by clicking on History and Favourites. Please reassure your child that you want to keep them safe rather than take Internet access away from them.
How to set up YouTube Safety Mode
YouTube Safety Mode enable parents to choose whether to limit content on youTubeTM that might be unsuitable for their children
Know IT all for Parents
Know IT All for Parents is a unique interactive e-safety guide for parents and carers produced by Childnet International. It's designed to really help you as a parent or carer keep up to date with how children are using the internet, and support them in using these new exciting services safely and responsibly.
Take an active interest in your child’s life online and talk openly with them about the things they do. Talk to your child and ask them to show or even teach you how they use the internet, learn which websites or tools they like to use and why. Learning together with your child can often open opportunities to discuss safe behaviour online.
To start a conversation with your child you could tell them that you understand that some young people share images and videos online and that you’re interested to know what they think about it and how they think they can keep themselves safe.
Dialogue – keep talking
Remember, the internet is an essential part of young people’s lives and provides them with tremendous opportunities. Having clear rules and systems in place will help to ensure that they have a positive experience and do not come to any harm.