What are the issues?

The internet – on the whole is an inspiring and positive place.

The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. Brainfield students also get high-quality education via this amazing internet

However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge.

You may sometimes feel that your children have better technical skills than you do, however children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online.

Issues that your child may encounter on the internet will vary depending on their age and online activities.

E-Safety resources for parents

Parents Control

Children are gaining access to and owning their own devices from a ever younger age. Devices can be great for learning and development, however parents should be aware of the content available online and the chance of your child seeing something they shouldn’t when online.

Pre-installed parental controls are available for most devices, laptops and consoles and are part of the system when you buy them. You can often download e-safety apps and software to supplement these controls. But the most important thing is to set the controls on the device itself.

Know your Social Media

We would like to provide parents with the information they need to understand their child’s online world and help them keep their children safe online.

Click on any icon to find out further information.

Facebook is a social network, which lets you create a page about yourself.
Twitter is a messaging service that lets you post public messages called tweets
Snapchat is an app that lets you send a photo or short video to your friends.
Twitter is a messaging service that lets you post public messages called tweets
Whatsapp is an instant messaging app, which lets you send messages, images and videos to friends.
YouTube is a place to watch, create and share video

Additional resources

Issues

Advice