Online Safety Information for Parents
Keep engaged with their child's online activities over the summer holidays by reading the following articles from CEOPS.
Please find the links below which relate to the following themes:
Many children will be spending time gaming online over the summer holidays. The article explores the different elements of gaming with a particular focus on how it can be used by offenders, but focusing on what parents can do to support their child while gaming.
Lots of parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family, particularly when they are on holiday or starting the new school year. A recent report found that 42% of young people reported that their parents had done this without asking their permission. The article helps parents to protect their child while staying social.
Whether it's watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa - today's under 5s are spending more time online. The article looks at the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how parents can make sure their child has a safe experience online.
Many children enjoy live streaming as it can be used to showcase talent, develop communication skills and create identity. The article helps parents to understand why children love it, what the risks can be, and how they can help their child stay safe if they are live streaming.
Parental controls are a great tool for helping to protect children but should not replace open and honest conversations with children about their life online. These are tips on how use parental controls effectively.
E-safety and online awareness is of great importance growing up today. As a parent, these are links you can use to find out how to support your children at home.
Think u know
This website offers advice on how to be safe and has suitable fun games and videos for each age group.
Net-aware by NSPCC
This gives guidance about different sites and apps including their minimum age for use.