E-Safety

Almost all communication devices can now access the internet including mobile phones and games consoles.

Good communication between you and your children is crucial to keeping them safe.

 

Some ideas for keeping your children safe

  • Supervise children's time on the internet. Make this easy by placing the computer somewhere in the house where you can see what they are doing.
  • Start as you mean to go on... when children are first bought mobile devices such as tablets introduce a 'Family Media Agreement'.
  • Make sure your children feel confident about telling you if they have accessed something inappropriate by accident.
  • Set parental locks on browsers to minimise risks.
  • Ask your children what they are using the computer for - find out as much as possible about what they do when they are on the computer and make suggestions for more useful ways to spend their time.
  • If you are concerned about what they are accessing then look at the internet history.
  • Click here to install the Hector the Protector on your computer.

 

Below are some links to internet safety resources:

Hampshire E-Safety Site

BBC

Bullying UK

Childnet

Connect Safely

Get Safe Online

Grid Club

Hectors World

Internet Watch Foundation

Kidscape

Lee and Kim's Adventures

Child Line