Parents and carers, please take a look at this 'Digital Document' providing help and advise in the online world that we live in today. The document provides information which will be relevant to your child's use of the internet including online gaming and social media.
Information for Parents
National Online Safety have produced a 'Fortnite Information Guide' for parents and carers. Please note the recommended age for playing Fortnite is 13+yrs.
- Explore e-safety sites - There are lots of links to useful e-safety sites for children. They are great fun to explore, so why not browse through them with your children?
- Social Media - Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them. http://www.net-aware.org.uk/ has very useful reviews of social media websites/apps from parents, children and developers.
- Keep your computer in a shared area - Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online
Here are some very useful sites for parents/carers regarding internet safety.
Watch the parents’ and carers’ guide to the internet.
A parents' guide to Facebook.
For parents there are Parental Control/Tools that can be used to limit features of games consoles and mobile phones so that the risks of the technology being misused are reduced.