Buy an alarm clock for your child’s bedroom and charge their phones and devices in your room or downstairs at night time. This can be a helpful way of giving them a break from the internet.
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Play it Safe For young children it is recommended that parents choose safe and appropriate games for their child to play online. Most games have a rating you can check to see if they are age appropriate. You should also check if a game allows for player interaction and if […]
Set Up a Family Email Set up a family email address that your children can use when signing up to new games and websites online
Agree on what to do when things go wrong We recommend that you speak to your child about what to do if they come across something on the internet that bothers them. This could be closing the laptop lid or turning off the screen and coming to get you.
Activate Safe Search Help minimise the risk of your child coming across inappropriate content in response to search queries by activating ‘safe search’ in your search engine.
Disable In-App Purchases Many apps and games give their users the option of buying additional game functionality, additional points/bonuses, and a host of other extras. Children can easily make purchases without even realising. You can disable in-app purchases using your phone or device settings.
Let your children show you what they like to do online To be able to guide your child it is important to understand how children use the internet and know what they like to do online. Let your child show you which websites they like visiting and what they do […]
Teach your child about evaluating information and being critically aware of information they find online. Most children use the internet to improve and develop their knowledge in relation to schoolwork and personal interests. Children should be aware that not all information found online is correct, accurate or relevant. Show your […]