Category E-Safety


Seven in ten children are using voice assisted technology

A survey of over 1000 children and young people aged 8-17 years conducted by Childnet and  found that 7 in 10 young people are using voice assisted technology, with 92% of those saying they did so to find out information, amongst other tasks. This widespread usage comes with its own online safety issues.  For more information …


Do you speak regularly with your child about online safety?

It is really important to chat with your children on an ongoing basis about staying safe online. Not sure where to begin? These conversation starter suggestions can help: Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online. Ask them about how they stay safe online. …


What can make your child vulnerable online

Many parents and carers worry about their children being at risk online.  There is a very interesting article on Parent Info that highlights some of the factors that may make young people vulnerable and offers you tips about how you can protect them. Visit to read the whole article.


Here are five tips on digital boundary-setting

Children need boundaries to make them feel safe. This is as important online as offline. Here are five tips on digital boundary-setting Children need boundaries to help them grow into respectful, confident and productive adults. However necessary your rules and boundaries may seem to you, though, children often push and fight against them because they’re always interested in testing limits. It’s normal …


We hear a lot about the negative effects on children of using the internet but it can also be a positive thing. Here’s our guide for parents on helping your child thrive online.

Staying in touch For families who can’t always be together – separated parents or far-away grandparents, for instance – the internet lets you stay closer than ever before. Checking in with regular video chats or sharing photos with each other online is a great way to stay connected when you can’t be together in person. …


Band Runner – A fun tool to help your child solve online safety dilemmas.

Band Runner is an interactive game from UK child protection agency NCA-CEOP’s Thinkuknow education programme. It is designed to help 8-10-year-olds learn how to stay safer online. Players run through school collecting stars for points, using their guitars to eliminate all obstacles in their path as they try and make it to their next gig. …


Ditto Magagzine on E-Safety June Edition 2018

Ditto Online Safety Magazine June Issue 2018

YouTube Advice for Parents

For many children of primary school age, YouTube is their go-to source of pop culture and entertainment. There are millions of videos, and so many channels, it is impossible to make sure everything is appropriate for your child to watch. However, there are ways you can try to limit your child’s access to the full …


Internet Matters Parents Advice Leaflets

Children use the internet in different ways depending on their age and so Internet Matters have developed checklists for parents that give you top tips on how to help them stay safe.   These can be accessed below:


What are parental controls and how can they help children stay safe online?

Parental controls are a key part of a parent’s online safety toolkit, although they’re not a one-stop solution to staying safe. Talking to your children, encouraging responsible behaviour and building their digital resilience so they know what to do if bad things happen are all essential, but controls are a great first step to helping protect young children, in …

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