Internet safety

What Parents Need To Know

Parents and Educators and professionals working directly in an Early Years Setting play a crucial role in protecting children’s privacy and providing awareness of online safety. A child may come across inappropriate content by mistake or by looking if they are curious.

The best way to keep your child safe is to talk to your child so that they understand what to do if they feel scared or uncomfortable. It’s important to have the conversation as soon as your child starts to use the internet.

What are the risks?

  • Inappropriate content
  • Ignoring age restrictions
  • Friending or communicating with people they don’t know
  • Grooming and sexual abuse
  • Sharing personal information
  • Running up debts – children can run up big bills without realising!

Of course, we want our children to get the most from the immense amount of technology that is available today, but this technology can come at a cost and children are at risk of material that is inappropriate for them to see or hear. So, what can you do to make sure your children are safe?

First of all when your child is on our page, always make sure they are supervised especially when they are accessing websites away from our site. If you want to know in more detail about how you can protect your child at home, we have written an article about this. Just click on the image below. It includes lots of helpful resources from Childnet and the NSPCC about how to make sure you child stays safe online.