Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children and young people’s online world.
The Internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks.
The Stay Safe Partnership has created the following resources for parents and carers in order to help keep children safe online..
- Tik Tok – parental controls
- Internet matters – parental controls
- BBC news article on Tik Tok privacy controls:
- Guide for Parents/Carers on You tube
- Childnet have released a new version of the hugely popular Digiduck story. Digiduck and the Magic Castle is the fourth story in the Digiduck series and this time focusses on playing games online. There is an English and Welsh version which you can download from HERE.
- The Australian eSafety Commissioner - one of the newer resources is a new Swoosh and Glide which tells the adventures of a fun family sleepover, common technology experiences of children and shows what to do when something unexpected happens. The story can be downloaded as a PDF from HERE.
- Internet Matters have a page dedicated to social networks that are specifically designed with younger children in mind. Social media networks made for children | Internet Matters
- London Grid for Learning have released some brilliant new resources, including a video, which introduces extremism with a focus on the law, where students will be given examples of behaviour online and their legal implications. The resources can be found HERE.