Using the internet, mobile phones and games consoles are now an every-day part of young people's lives. However, there are risks for children and you as parents need to know how to protect your children effectively.
We have created this page to give you some tips on how you can keep your children safe, as well as provide you with some informative websites for you to find out more information.
Some Top Tips for Parents:
- Communicate with your child about their online habits.
- If your children have Facebook, insist they add you as a friend.
- Have up to date anti-virus protection.
- Setup parental controls on your Internet Service Provider (ISP; your ISP will be able to give more information about how to do this).
- Make sure you are familiar with the https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk website.
- Always seek advice if unsure.
"Behavior by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group, either physically or emotionally."Cyberbullying is this behaviour perpetrated through the use of technology such as computers or mobile phones. The difference is often that cyberbullying can seem to be anonymous and can therefore result in a greater feeling of isolation and helplessness for the victim. Quick Tips: Know which websites your children visit and help them find the 'Report Abuse' or 'block sender' options so they can feel in control. Tell your children not to reply to unpleasant messages. Urge them to keep evidence - Not to delete bullying txts, emails or posts on social networking sites, as they can often be traced. Encourage them to take action and talk to you if they are being cyberbullied. Regularly check and clean their 'friends' lists on social networking sites. For more information visit: http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/