E-safety advice for parents


The best form of parental control is the relationship that you have with your children. Technical controls are helpful and can stop children stumbling across most unpleasant content but they are not perfect and you should not totally rely on them. As the Internet Matters website says:

One of the most effective ways of dealing with the issues is by talking with your child about them. Read up about them and work out the best way of approaching this subject with your child. If you maintain an open and honest dialogue with them where they understand the risks, it can often be as effective as preventing them from seeing the content in the first place.

Advice for parents of children 0–5 years

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E-Safety Tips for Parents: 0-5 (Click the picture to view)

Internet Matters advice for parents of pre-school children includes guidance on how to:

  • manage access
  • explore together
  • use passwords
  • help them learn through games

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Click or tap here to view a printable pdf document of a leaflet with the key points.

 

Advice for parents of children 6–10 years

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E-Safety Tips for Parents: 6-10 (Click the picture to view)

Advice for parents of younger children includes guidance on how to:

  • agree boundaries
  • explore together
  • stay involved
  • search safely

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Click or tap here to view a printable pdf document of a leaflet with the key points.