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 or Instagram, 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:

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!

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