Children start using computers from a very early age and are increasingly using the internet more and more whether it is at home, in school, on their mobile phones or on a games console. With this in mind, internet safety and knowing how to help protect children and young people online is essential.
Just as we want to keep our child safe in the real world, we will want to do the same in the virtual world. It is important that we understand enough about the internet to keep our children safe from harm but is equally important that we equip our children with the skills they need to keep themselves safe so they can experience the internet positively and responsibly.
Information for Parents/Guardians/Carers on how they can how they can ensure their child is using the internet safely:
Below are links to search engines designed for children to use on the internet.
Useful links for your child:
- Age 5 – 7 www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7
- Age 8 -10 www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10
- Age 11-13 www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_13
- Age 14+ www.thinkuknow.co.uk/14_plus