E-safety tips for a safe Christmas
As Christmas is getting closer, children and young people all over the country will be writing lists to Santa or giving hints about what they would like under the tree.
Technology is now a very popular item on many children’s lists with tablets, smartphones, game consoles and smartwatches likely to be asked for this year.
Whilst we want children to enjoy their presents, it is also important that parents look at ways to ensure that their children use these devices safely.
This includes setting parental controls and understanding that video games have PEGI ratings similar to the classification for films.
Other things that you may want to consider is managing screen time so that you can monitor the amount of time being spent on each device and set boundaries such as not letting your child take the device into their rooms at bedtime as this can affect their sleep.
Finally, make sure that you find time to talk to your children about online safety.
Below are some useful websites and information and we have also attached some further leaflets to support you:
A parent guide to being social online this winter
PEGI Games Ratings
Apps - Your guide to apps, games and social media sites
Talking To Children
Don’t Share Personal Information