Please find a range of resources for parents and a link here to the Digital Parenting magazine.
Information on Internet Safety – shared by Jane Commins, Youth Engagement Officer at Cheshire Constabulary Safer Schools and Young Persons Partnership
- It is important to educate children about being safe on-line and about making a positive contribution – both parents and school should be responsible for this
- Parents should not tell their child they don’t know anything about technology – don’t say ‘Don’t ask me, I don’t know how it works!’, do say ‘We could find out about it together to decide whether it’s safe or how we can make it safe’
- Parents need to encourage their child to be open about what they are doing so that they feel able to talk when there is a problem
- Find out about apps a child is using – good websites for this are www.internetmatters.org which gives advice on how appropriate apps are for each age group and www.commonsensemedia.org which reviews apps
Jane recommended the following websites for further information: -