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E-Safety

Is this you?    “My kids know more about the internet than I do…”

 

The internet is an amazing place and research shows that the outcomes for children are better is they benefit from connected technology. – (internetmatters.org)

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Technology can affect children’s development…

  • It can affect sleep cycles due to the blue light from screens.
  • Children can become a target or a perpetrator of cyber bullying, racist abuse or grooming.
  • Games are becoming increasingly more violent and aggressive and younger children are beginning to play them.
  • Some games are now using clever marketing techniques to get children to spend vast amounts of money to improve characters within the game.

Did you know?

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The best online safety strategy, regardless of the age of the user or the technology involved, is to talk with your child and to engage with their use of the Internet. – ‘www.webwise.ie’

What else can you do?

  • Set parental controls on home broadband.
  • Safe search on Google (& other browsers) & YouTube; child –friendly search engines.
  • If your child is using social media then set up safe social media profiles that don’t share personal information.
  • Turn off geo location settings on devices.
  • Use the strongest privacy settings on social media.
  • Learn how to report / block/ mute.
  • Report inappropriate posts/content to the social media providers.
  • Think carefully about using monitoring apps that identify inappropriate behaviour.
  • Set time limits for using devices, especially on a school night.

Useful websites for more information

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