The role that we as parents play in supporting our children to develop the life skills and knowledge they need to use the online world safely and confidently, is crucial.
As our children grow and inhabit an online world that can sometimes be very different to the one we use, we may require support and advice in order to keep them safe.
Please click here to download Parent Zone's digital parenting magazine to help support you in ensuring that your child/children stay safe online.
We also have our school document that outlines content covered in our Computing curriculum and examplification of learning below.
Please find below and attached some very useful resources to help you remain vigilant at home.
Childnet have produced a leaflet designed to support parents to have those tricky conversations about life online.
"As a parent or carer, the best tool to support your child in leading a safe and positive life online is open conversation. This leaflet includes practical advice and conversation starters to help you discuss the online world with your child. Whether you are approaching these conversations for the first time, or you have already made a start, this advice can help you to support your child to use technology in a happy and healthy way."
Childnet International - Lets talk about life online PDF
Parent Zone offers advice and support to parents and carers to help children be safer online, develop resilience to cope with online challenges and help educate them for their digital futures. There is a specific parent area of the website where tips and information from experts about parenting in the digital world can be found.
The top articles include:
- The six apps and services that every parent should know about.
- A guide for parents to some of the most popular apps children use online.
- Screen time: everything you need to know
- Low mood - or something else
Parent Zone - Top articles on digital parenting
There is also a comprehensive parental guide section which gives information and safety advice on many popular games and apps including; Fortnite, Disney+, Clash of Clans and Roblox.
Parent Zone - Parent Guides
Thinkuknow and the National Cyber Security Centre have worked together to give advice about how families can make small changes to the security of online accounts and devices to better protect them from online scams. ‘Cyber security is the way we reduce the risk of becoming a victim of cyber crime. Cyber crime is criminal activity that either targets or uses digital technology, like a computer, a computer network or a mobile device, in order to steal money or information to sell on.
- Phishing, where bogus emails asking for security information and personal details
- Malicious software, through which criminals hijack files and hold them to ransom
- Hacking to get information, including social media and email password
Cyber security is about protecting the devices we use and the services we access online. It’s also about preventing unauthorised access to the personal information we store on these devices, and online.
Thinkuknow | Cyber Security: a guide for parents and carers