Keeping Children Safe Online
As we adapt to these strange circumstances and establish new routines, we need to ensure that our children remain safe online.
Although the internet can enrich children’s lives, keeping the whole family safe and happy online during this time, can feel overwhelming. Questions loom such as, ‘How long should children spend online each day?’
If a child ... is spending 3 hours or more a day on a screen they will develop mental health issues, anxiety or depression.
Professor Barry Carpenter OBE
With this in mind, here are some useful websites to keep you informed, assisting in maintaining the safety and well-being of your children and family:
Internet Matters Parent Guides for various age ranges:
0 – 5 Year Olds
Age 6 – 10
Age 11 - 13
A parent’s guide to internet safety.
Advice for adults on how to help protect your children online.
A child friendly website that provides tips and advice on how to stay safe.
Advice towards screen time and finding what works for you as a family.
Get up to speed on apps, games and sites that children use online.
Find the pros, cons, age appropriateness etc of an app or game.