'With children spending more time online to do schoolwork and other activities, there could be an additional risk.'
This is why it is more important than ever that children, parents and carers know how to stay safe online.
It is important that parents and carers talk to their children about online safety, show an interest in what they are doing online and ask what they like and dislike about the apps and services they use.
Discuss age appropriate ‘ground rules’ like how much time they spend online doing different things and what games and apps are appropriate to use.
Also consider setting up and reviewing age appropriate parental controls. Setting parental controls can be a quick and effective tool to help protect children online.
It is important to ensure pupils use the internet responsibly and safely, with this in mind, please see below some useful resource’s about internet safety :
Check your privacy and safety settings NOW! With these downloadable checklists
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