What can we do as parents to keep our children safe online?
E-Safety and Digital Parenting
Young people are very much the creators and distributors of information today; this can be very exciting and creative. However it can also involve inappropriate content. We are living in an age when technology is changing fast and our more about it than we do. While many young people are quick to pick up technology, parents can feel their children know more about it than them. What is important for parents is to remember they have wisdom, experience and knowledge to support their children.One of the ways we parent comes from how we were parented ourselves (e.g. how our parents taught us about healthy eating or road safety), but when it comes to digital technologies, we don’t have a benchmark from our own childhood. Teaching children about digital technologies is essential, but you do not need to be a technical wizard to do this. It’s all about using common sense to help children learn to manage risks and also about making sure that they know their parents are there to help them if anything goes wrong.
So… what should you do?
Use some of the tools on the computer to help you. Click on the links below that explain how to apply parental controls to your computer is below:
Parental Controls for Games Consoles