How safe is your child?
For a lot of children, going online is an everyday event. Whether it’s making new friends and keeping in touch with them over apps, playing the latest game, getting a new phone or spending more time online doing school work, it is important that children understand how to stay safe. A couple of really useful resources that we would recommend all parents look at is the Net Aware website and the National Online Safety website.
Net Aware and National Online Safety contain the latest information about the most popular websites, games and apps that children may be using, as well as guides on how you can help ensure your child stays safe. Websites and apps reviewed include Fortnite, Houseparty, Zoom, Messenger, WhatsApp, Minecraft and Roblox, to name just a few.
The #wakeupwednesday campaign from the National Online Safety allows parents to sign up for weekly guides on ways to keep children safe online on apps, websites and games. Click on the star below to see previous parent guides.