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E-Safety Guide for Parents

As a parent you’ll probably know how important the Internet is to young people. They use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves in all types of creative ways. This may be through sharing photographs and videos, blogging, gaming, or even developing their own apps.

The technology young people use in their daily lives can seem daunting. You might worry about the risks they face online, such as bullying, contact from strangers, as well as the possibility of access to inappropriate or illegal content. To help them to stay safe, it’s important that you understand how your child uses the Internet and the safety measures that they should take.

So if you want to know more about how to stay safe in cyberspace, report incidents to service providers, block unwanted contact, learn about how your digital footprints may affect job prospects or even just keep up with your children then this section provides guidance to help with this.

Social Media Safety

In order to keep your child safe online, it is important that you run through the following tasks and complete them alongside your child.

Firstly, click on the link below that will take you to the Internet Matters website. The link includes a video for you to watch alongside your child. It also includes a useful toolkit that you can work through in order to keep your child safe online.

Year 7-8

Year 9-11

It is also important that children who have social media applications have them set up in a secure manner. Below is an instruction manual for each application that will help ensure they are safe by adapting the settings within the application. It would be helpful if you run through and change the settings alongside your child.


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