The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through the school, their access to various types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of various online risks. At Cross in Hand, we follow the SMART Rules.
Your help is still needed to prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls. Look below at our extensive list of links and resources for Parents/Carers, Teachers and Young People to help you with your child’s online safety at home.
5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids
Sharing photos, posting comments, playing video games - these are just a few of the ways that children interact online, but sometimes there are risks.
Learn five ways to keep your kids safe on the internet.
Overview of Key Parental Controls
Keeping children and young people safe online is one of the biggest challenges facing society today and it is all of our responsibility to ensure that children are educated to make positive, informed choices when they are online.
Parent Info: An introduction
This video looks at the work of Parent Info, a collaboration between the National Crime Agency's CEOP Command and The Parent Zone. Parent Info is an information service for parents and carers which enables schools to provide high quality advice and information their own websites.
Games Guide for Families
Just like encouraging them to read books on different themes and topics, enabling children to explore a wider range of games beyond the most popular ones contributes to positive gaming.
Here is a guide with practical tips on gaming.