Did you know that e-safety is more than just using the internet on a computer or laptop?
Every time you connect to the internet you need to think SMART. This includes using your phones, tablets, kindles, games consoles, laptops, computers and even, in some cases, your TV! To stay safe online you need to be “SMART”.
CEOP’s Thinkuknow website
This site gives lots of information for parents as well as games and quizzes for children to ensure they understand how to stay safe online.
Childnet top tips for online gaming:
- Engage with the gaming environment and begin to understand what makes it is so attractive to young people as well as the types of activities that they enjoy!
- Talk with your children about the types of game(s) they are playing. Ask them to show you or have a go yourself.
- Some games may offer children the chance to chat with other players by voice and text. Ask them who they are playing with and find out if they are talking to other players. If chat is available, look at the type of language that is used by other players.
Parent Info site
The government has launched a new online tool for schools across the country to give parents the best possible advice and tips on preparing their children for adult life. The site has been created by CEOP and parent zone and can be found at the link below.
NSPCC Online Safety
The NSPCC also provide a range of information and tips for parents and children about staying safe online and what to do if things go wrong online.
Vodaphone Digital Parenting Checklists
Vodaphone produce some useful checklists for parents of different aged children to support them with addressing online safety issues.
Here is some useful information from NSPCC and UK safer Internet Centre regarding Pokemon Go and some advice for parents.