Remember that using computers and other technologies can be great fun, but it is very important to keep safe online. Always tell an adult if you have seen or experienced something whilst online or using other technologies that make you feel uncomfortable.
Take a look at Safety Net Kids top 10 tips for keeping safe online.
Here are some links for parents which provide information on the current E-Safety risks and guidelines for young people.
There are many apps and websites children may be using, such as Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter . Did you know that all of the above mentioned have an age restriction of 13 as a minimum?
- E-Safety Newsletter (343KB)
- Mind The Gap (393KB)
- Hertfordshire E-Safety Guide (170KB)
- Facebook Guide (95KB)
- Instagram Guide (408KB)
Twitter E-safety Guide
Video games are an exciting and immersive form of entertainment for children, but do you know exactly what content is included in the games your children are playing? The PEGI rating system is included on all UK video game releases, and provides legal minimum age requirements. Read the information on their website for what each age ranged game could contain, and check carefully the box for any game you buy for your children to ensure it is age appropriate.
Need Someone to Talk to?
Remember it is always important to talk to someone if you are worried about something.
- Talk to an adult you trust at home
- Talk to an adult you trust at school
- Use the ‘Worry Box’ in your classroom if you would like someone to talk to you.
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