At Springfield we strongly believe in the importance of engaging parents and carers in online safety. Together we can make sure it’s safe for every child to go online. We’re here to support parents with online safety advice, and children – to protect them from potentially harmful or inappropriate content and activities.
Understanding the different risks that children might experience at different ages means that parents have to stay up to date in order to feel confident, supportive and empowered to help keep their children safe online.
With the help of the National College (National Online Safety) we have created a series of guides for information and support you can refer to when having to have those difficult conversations with your children, whether its ways to keep your personal information safe online or issues with social media.
Please see below:
Our Best Top Tips for you are:
Talk openly with your child about their online activity.
Keep screens and devices where you can see them.
Know your parental controls.
Know who your children's online friends are.
Be 'share aware' to protect your privacy.
Keep control of your family's digital footprint.
Teach your children to keep their location private
Keep track of online time
Lead by example.