Technology and the Internet can be fantastic resources – they can help our children to learn, create, communicate and have fun. We want to teach them to be responsible digital citizens and ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to successfully navigate the online world.
Useful links for parents
Occasionally our children may have to deal with a variety of sometimes challenging issues online. If you want more information and advice about how to support your child in enjoying the digital world safely and smartly, further advice for parents/carers can be found on the following websites:
Parental Controls (Internet Matters)
Further advice and support for parents from National Online Safety
The Best Parental Control Software for 2019
Best parental control apps for Android and iPhone 2020
Managing Technology And Social Media With Children And Young Persons (PowerPoint presentation slides)
#Goldilocks: A fairytale for the digital age Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross
#Goldilocks is a modern twist on the classic fairy tale that offers a fun and accessible way for you to discuss all things social media related with your younger children. Co-branded by Vodafone UK and Andersen Press, award-winning author Jeanne Willis created the light-hearted story alongside illustrator Tony Ross. The book is designed to help educate children about the potential consequences of being unkind, getting carried away with selfies, or oversharing images, as we see Goldilocks getting into trouble with the three bears over her pursuit of likes on social media….
#Goldilocks Digital Book can be downloaded here:
#Goldilocks Activity Sheet here:
National Online Safety produce up to date parental guides on popular devices, sites, games and apps. We have saved some guides that parents may find useful below:National Online Safety produce up to date parental guides on popular devices, sites, games and apps. We have saved some guides that parents may find useful below: