Advice For Parents

General Information:
The following are links to websites that we think might be of interest to you:

Cbeebies - Information for grownups
Family Lives - Advice on all aspects of family life
Maths Masters - How to support your child's learning
The School Run - Useful information for primary school parents

Online Safety:

The following are useful sites for information about Online Safety, along with tips for encouraging safe Internet use at home:

Child Exploitation & Online Protection - Think U Know
Child Net - Parents & Carers
Children's Commission - Growing Up Digital
London Grid For Learning - Online Safety Resource Centre
NSPCC -  Net Aware
Safer Internet Centre - How to set age-appropriate filters
ShareAware - The NSPCC's campaign to keep children safe online
Vodaphone Digital Parenting Magazine - Safe & creative technology use at home

Managing Technology Usage At Home:
The following resources should prove useful in helping you manage your children's home usage:

Cybersecurity: Vodafone Digital Parenting
Family Technology Agreement:  The Smart Talk
Screentime: How to Restrict Things Your Kids Can Do Within Apps
Multiple Google Accounts: Share Chrome with others or add a profile

Common Sense Help:

If you're unsure about whether or not a website, app or game is suitable for your child, you can use the Common Sense Media review website. It allows you to search for games that are appropriate for a specific age group, and rates their quality and educational value. 

Childnet's Top Tips for Parents:

  • Set up a family email address
  • Explore the privacy settings available
  • Create a family agreement (see our 'Guidelines for home use' for templates)
  • Bookmark favourite sites
  • Consider parental controls and filtering
  • Look for App and PEGI ratings
  • Understand the tools provided by the service
  • Know who to report to and how to make a report