E-Safety

Are you aware of the dangers faced by children today from the internet and even the computer games they play at home? Even something as apparently innocent as Facebook, which many primary school children are already using, can be dangerous if the child doesn't know how to use the privacy settings or isn't aware of the consequences of posting images of themselves which could be exploited by cyber bullies, or worse.

 

Below are some links to sites that can help you explore the dangers and arm yourself with knowledge that can help keep your child safe now and in the future.

Internet Safety


Many of these sites contain information for both parents and children:


BBC Safe Surfing 

E-safety Links 

Think U Know

Kidsmart - a site for children

Childnet.com

UK Safer Internet Centre

 

For advice, help and to report abuse

 

For information about the Games your child might be playing


You can use this site to find out whether the computer games your child is playing are suitable for their age. Many games contain elements, in graphic detail, which would instantly rate them as 18+ if they were movies. PEGI rates computer games on a similar scale. Remember that your child may also be playing games at their friends' houses, so you should check those too!