Parents and e-safety

Children and young people spend a lot of time online.  For many parents, this can be quite a concern.  Often, parents feel they know less about the online world than their children and can feel daunted by having conversations with them about online safety.

Most people are aware of – and probably use themselves – the main social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.  However, with new social media appearing regularly, it can be very hard to keep up with these developments.

Here are a few of the social networking sites children may use and a little of what they entail:

  • Instagram – lets you share photos and videos
  • YouTube – lets you watch and upload videos
  • Whatsapp – lets you send messages, including photos and videos
  • Snapchat – lets you send photos, short videos and messages

To find out more about social networks and how they work, click here.

We offer an online Parents’ e-Safety Course, which has been designed specifically for parents and carers.  To find out more, click here.