How to help keep your children safe:
Family Agreement - to help decide as a family how you are going to be safe online.
Have you set up parental controls on your devices? Parental Controls & Privacy Settings Guides | Internet Matters gives guidance on how to do this on any device.
Look into Google Family or Apple Family to support children on staying safe on their mobile devices and generate healthy habits.
Net Aware, produced by O2 and NSPCC, is a guide for parents to 39 of the most popular sites, apps and games that young people use. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Gaming guide for Pre-schoolers - Internet Matters
Gaming guide for Pre-teens - Internet Matters
Gaming guide for Teens - Internet Matters
Guide to Unique and Amazing Video Games | Internet Matters (Support in finding age-appropriate games)
Genres in gaming - Internet Matters (Support in understanding different types of games)
Age Restrictions -
This website (https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/what-age-can-my-child-start-social-networking/) gives guidance on age restrictions of social media apps.
Children with SEND
Internet Matters have produced a guide to supporting children with SEND and online gaming.
There is also lots more information and guidance for parents on their website: Online gaming safely - supporting children with SEND | Internet Matters
Balancing Screen Time
Screen time tips to support 0-5 yrs | Resources - Internet Matters
Screen time tips for 5-7 yrs - KS1 | Resources - Internet Matters
Screen time tips for 7-11 yrs - KS2 | Resources- Internet Matters
Creating a balanced digital diet with screen time tips | Internet Matters
Cyberbullying conversation starters guide: 6 – 10 year olds - Internet Matters
Cyberbullying conversation starters guide: 11 – 13 year olds - Internet Matters
Digital Resilience Toolkit: 6 – 10 year olds - Internet Matters
Digital Resilience Toolkit: 11 – 13 year olds - Internet Matters