Do you know how safe your child is when going online on their phone or computer?
The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.
Parents, you can find our Parental Advice for Safer Internet Use here.
Useful E-Safety Websites
UK Safer Internet Centre
UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading organisations: Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL, with one mission – to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.
Their website is available here, saferinternet.org.uk
Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Their website is available here, childnet.com
Fortnite – Battle Royale
We are aware that some Children are playing the computer game Fortnite and particular the section called Battle Royale.
The recommended minimum age for this game is 12 years old.
Parental controls on your home internet – Free!
You can set up filters on your home internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home.
The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media – provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time.
The video guides below will help you to set-up the controls offered by your home internet provider. Alternatively click here for the article.
BT Parental Controls YouTube video
Sky Broadband Parent Controls YouTube video
Virgin Media Parental Controls – Video on YouTube from Virgin Media
TalkTalk – Please note: this video is currently being updated.
In the meantime, please see the following video on YouTube from TalkTalk.
Find out more www.talktalk.co.uk/security