eSafety Information for Parents and Carers
|Do you ever feel that you are not fully in control of what your child is viewing online and who they are talking to? |
The internet and related technologies, including mobile phones, blogs, podcasting and social networks are becoming increasingly important in the daily lives of our children and have many positive benefits. They can be used both educationally and socially and are becoming part of a child’s identity. Socially our children often use the internet for entertainment, interaction, and communication with ‘friends’.
The Internet is a marvellous tool and a wonderful resource - and just as you teach your child basic safety principles before allowing them to cook unsupervised in a kitchen, you'll want to teach them how to stay safe online!
Many children are unaware of the risks for example by having many online friends (who could be strangers), uploading inappropriate images, viewing unsuitable content or even becoming addicted to the internet.
|Where can I find out more information on e-Safety? |
Check out the web pages below for further information on e-safety and protecting your children online:
What is the ClickCEOP Button?
- Think U Know provides useful information for parents on how to protect their children online.
The 'Click CEOP'
button is your front door to one stop internet safety advice and help.
Download the 'Click CEOP' button
into your browser toolbar to provide instant access to internet safety information for parents and children.
Did you know that Facebook and the CEOP Centre have joined forces to make young people safer online by launching the new Facebook ‘ClickCEOP' application.
All young users of Facebook - and their parents/carers - are invited to add the new ClickCEOP ‘app' to their profile. Through this app, they will be able to access advice, help and support directly from the CEOP Centre
as well as Facebook.