Category E-Safety



#DITTO is a free online safety (e-safety) magazine in PDF format for schools, organizations and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. A new edition is released approximately every 6 weeks. The latest edition …


Setting parental controls on devices.

One of the major steps in keeping your child safe online is setting the parental controls on all of the devices they have access to. These controls allow you to restrict what websites your child has access to, helping limit their exposure to inappropriate content. Depending on the device you use, you may also be …


The internet – on the whole an inspiring and positive place but what are the issues?

The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge. You may …


Talking to your child about why bullies bully

This week has been anti-bullying week in school. Bullying has been given a new face in the age of social media. When bullying happens online it is usually referred to as cyber bullying. When people continuously send abusive and harmful messages to people they don’t know online this is known as trolling. There is a …


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. …


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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