Coronavirus – Support for Parents and Carers to keep children safe online
Staying Safe Online
- Children aged 6 years and older, consistent limits should be placed on the time spent using media, and on the types of media, and to make sure media does not take the place of adequate sleep, physical activity and other behaviours essential to health.
- Spend designated media-free time together, such as dinner or driving, as well as media-free locations at home, such as bedrooms.
- Ongoing communication about online citizenship and safety, including treating others with respect online and offline
Further information can be found here.
Please be aware of the age restrictions for sites that your child uses (these do sometimes change):
- Age 18(or 13 with parent’s permission): YouTube, Flickr, Keek
- Age 16 Whatsapp
- Age 13: Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Reddit, Tumblr, Google+, Pinterest
The NSPCC website has some very useful information about online safety
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) website also gives good advice, and is the place to go if your child experiences anything untoward online.
More information can be found on the Government’s website.