The online world offers amazing opportunities but also brings elements of potential risk and for Parents & Carers, making sense of the online world can appear to be an enormous challenge.
Unlike previous generations, the online environment is an integral part of children’s lives and therefore we can no longer consider their wellbeing or safety without also considering their relationship to technology.
However, staying safe online is fundamentally about behaviours rather than the technology itself and if approached from this perspective, we can begin to gain confidence to support our children.
The illustration below provides some useful tips for Parents and Carers when discussing the online environment with children.
Be Internet Legends
This resource is for families with children aged 7 - 11 years and helps to support families in ensuring all members of the family are kept safe online. There is a Be Internet Legends family charter and an online adventure game 'Interland' which teaches the key lessons of internet safety through four fun, challenging games: https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en-gb/interland
As part of their #WakeUpWednesday
campaign, the National Online safety Team have created a free guide for parents & carers for your school to share about ‘Playerunknown's Battlegrounds’ (PUBG)
– a game played by millions of children and young people worldwide.
Their guide is designed to inform parents and carers about the dangers and risks of letting their children play PUBG and how they can help keep their children safe online.
You can access their free guide for parents and even retweet the guide here: https://twitter.com/natonlinesafety/status/1006924770657611776