Internet Safety Tips for Parents
The internet is integral to the lives of children of all ages. It opens up new opportunities and is now an essential part of their every day world whether they are using it for homework, to talk and share materials with their friends or for a multitude of other uses that are legitimate and beneficial in so many ways.
But where children go then potential offenders will follow – whether in the real or virtual world – and as a parent, guardian or carer it helps to understand more about what your child is doing online.
Please be aware that there are currently a number of Instagram accounts which could potentially name some of our students and accuse them of behaving in a sexually inappropriate manner. Please follow this link to learn more.
Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr.
Young people tend to use computers in different ways to adults, meaning that parents often have a vague understanding of what their children are actually doing when using the internet. The link below Will take you to the ThinkUknow website and provide some useful background information concerning aspects of internet use that have potential dangers.
Some simple tips :-
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