E-Safety

With the ever expanding use of the internet in all areas of life it is becoming even more important to be safe when using it.

Social networking sites, online gaming, identity theft, hate sites and inaccurate information all pose risks for you and your child. Your digital footprint – information put online is often publicly searchable and can influence future careers. Universities and employers are increasing using the internet to research potential applicants. What would your child’s digital footprint say about them?

There are many different websites that can help you to understand the dangers of the internet and many which provide advice and guidance on how to be safe whilst using it. www.thinkuknow.co.uk is an excellent site that gives advice for students and parents/carers. Other useful sites: www.childnet.com, www.digizen.org,www.cybermentors.org.uk.

 

The Screen Time Diet: Helping Your Teen Find The Balance With Tech

For many parents during lockdown, putting a healthy limit on how much their teens spend glued on their phones (and on social media) continues to be a big challenge. 

So we're sharing this piece from MyTutor with useful tips and advice on healthy gadget use, alternative tech for learning, creativity and discovery, and how parents can encourage a balanced screen time ‘diet’ with their teens.

mytutor.co.uk/blog/the-screen-time-diet-helping-your-teen-find-the-balance-with-tech/ 

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Other Useful Information
A Helping Hand from Unique Voice: Technical Knowledge vs Emotional Resilience
Online Gaming: An Introduction for Parents and Carers
Grooming: Parents Guide
Parent's Guide to Internet Controls
Online Safety Tips 
Parent/Carer Support for Online Radicalisation
A Parent's Guide to E-Safety & Cyber Security
A Student's Guide to E-Safety & Cyber Security
Online Safety for Parents and Carers