Advice for Parents
Internet and related technologies, including mobile phones, blogs,
podcasting and social networks are becoming increasingly important
in the daily lives of our children and have many positive benefits.
They can be used both educationally and socially and are becoming
part of a child’s identity. Socially our children often use
the Internet for entertainment, interaction, and communication with
‘friends’. Access to the Internet can take place anywhere
and at anytime so we need to make sure our children are able to
use the Internet safely. Many children are unaware of the risks
for example by having many online friends (who could be strangers),
uploading inappropriate images, viewing unsuitable content or even
becoming addicted to the Internet.
is comprehensive information about all the online safety issues
on these websites and once parents and carers have the background
on the subject they can decide what is right for their family.
The Parent Zone - The Parent Zone makes life easier for parents by developing information to help them make informed choices, and by finding out from them what they need. Please click on the Digital Parenting magazine links below. You can follow @TheParentsZone for bulletins on E-Safety
www.childnet.com/ - A non-profit making organisation working directly with children,
parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection
and children’s safe and positive use of the Internet are addressed.
Childnet International produce an online CD guide specifically for