e-Safety Christmas Message for parents from SWGfL and UK Safer Internet Centre
There is often a 'must have' gadget each
Christmas and it’s usually technological! Parents can sometimes be swept
along and not necessarily consider all aspects when making some of these
present purchases, for example online access, age rating etc.
The SWGfL and UK Safer Internet Centre have produced some content that any
schools or organisations could include in their communication to parents such
as a newsletter or website.
“Technology and the online world are becoming an intrinsic part
of many young people's lives and, just like the physical world, is another
equally real world where they can spend a lot of their time. So with Christmas
looming ever closer, many parents will be faced with the task of unravelling
the complexities of their child's request for the latest console or video game.
What is safe? When is the right age to go online and play with
others? Which video games should I allow them to play? How can I make sure they
are not taking big risks that could harm them?...... “
The content continues (and can be downloaded) here
The UK Safer Internet Centre is also about to release
information for parents on the run up to Christmas so keep an eye on the
content at www.saferinternet.org.uk