Keeping children safe online during the summer holidays
Keeping children entertained during the school summer holidays can be difficult, with many children using the internet and gaming as a way of keeping themselves occupied. We want to help parents engage with their children’s online activities over the summer by sharing some information on keeping them safe.
Many children will be spending time gaming online over the summer holidays. This article explores the different elements of gaming with a particular focus on how it can be used by offenders, but focusing on what parents can do to support their child while gaming. https://tinyurl.com/y5k9jkzu
Lots of parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family, particularly when they are on holiday or starting the new school year. A recent report found that 42% of young people reported that their parents had done this without asking their permission. Our article helps parents to protect their child while staying social. https://tinyurl.com/y5pjavm9
Whether it's watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa - today's under 5s are spending more time online. In this article we look at the benefits of children accessing the internet and share advice about how parents can make sure their child has a safe experience online. https://tinyurl.com/y6ptjy9w
Many children enjoy live streaming as it can be used to showcase talent, develop communication skills and create identity. Our article helps parents to understand why children love it, what the risks can be, and how they can help their child stay safe if they are live streaming. https://tinyurl.com/yyuxu9zy
Parental controls are a great tool for helping to protect children but should not replace open and honest conversations with children about their life online. Use these tips on how to use parental controls effectively. https://tinyurl.com/yym8gke8