Internet Safety

It’s inevitable that with children spending more time at home, there has been a surge in online gaming, video-on-demand (VoD) streaming services, video and audio conferencing, real-time messaging, screen-sharing,  trying and keeping in touch with our friends and family via various apps. 

Our students more than ever need support now in how safely use online media and apps. 

National Online Safety Poster - Download your free online safety App

Please see below the links to online safety advice: 

Internet Safety advice for parents

- FREE Online Safety App for Parents & Educators!

- YouTube what parents need to know

- Smartphones - safety tips online

- TikTok - What should you know

- Minecraft - What parents need to know

- Disney+ Tips for parents

- HouseParty - What should you know

- Zoom - What parents need to know

- Netflix - What parents need to know

- Tik Tok guide

Cyber Bullying

A Guide on how not to be a Screen Zombie

Think You Know - A Parents Guide to online 

Keeping Children Motivated for Online Learning

Remote learning - 6 tips to engage and motivate your child

HOW TO END SCREEN TIME

Build a Bridge

Whenever you decide your child’s screen time should come to an end, take a moment to sit down next to your child. Sit with them while they play their game. This doesn’t have to be long, half a minute is enough. Just share their experience, then ask them a question about it i.e.  ‘What are you watching’? ‘What level are you on now’? Or ‘Who are the characters’? Once your child starts answering your questions or tells you something they have seen or done on the screen, it means that they are coming out of the ‘cut off’ zone where they are aware of your existence. Therefore, the bridge has been built and you can start to communicate. You can choose to start discussing with your child that it’s time to eat, do their homework or simply that screen time is now over, your child will then be in a space where they can listen and react to your requests. 


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