E-Safety Parental Guidance

 


To help protect your children when they are using the Internet remember the GOLDen rules

Ground rules
• how should the internet be used in your home?
• keep information private - think, would I tell this to a stranger?
• agree rules about meeting online ‘friends’ in real life
• generally - if not acceptable in real life it shouldn’t be acceptable on line

 

Online safety
• anti-virus and parental monitoring systems
• online safety guides
• activate security and privacy settings

 

Location
• internet access should be in a family room, rather than a bedroom
• be aware that devices such as gaming consoles or mobile phones can access the internet
• or via a neighbour’s wireless network

 

Dialogue
• share the experience
• get them to teach you - this is better than any course you can go on
• ensure they are happy to talk to you if they have a problem or feel uncomfortable

 

 

Useful links:

www.swgfl.org.uk/safe
www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents
https://www.tigermobiles.com