Parental Controls - Guides and Advice
Today (2nd April 2020) the NSPCC issued a press release explaining the increased risks to children online during the lockdown.
The NSPCC described how the combination of children spending more time online along with there being fewer moderators who normally work to spot online grooming, other abusive online behaviour and bullying meant that children could be at greater risk than normal during the period of lockdown.
As well as calling for social media companies to prioritise the safety of their younger users, the NSPCC said:
“It is more important than ever for parents to have regular conversations with their children about what they’re doing online and to reassure them they can come to you with any worries.”
- Childnet provide a very useful guide to talking to children about their safety, wellbeing and behaviour online. This can be accessed using this link.
In addition to talking to your children, it is also sensible to think about setting up your broadband connection and devices to provide as much protection as possible for your children.
- internetmatters.org provide an easy to follow guide with dropdown menus to select particular devices and platforms. This can be accessed using this link.
- The NSPCC's guidance for keeping children safe during the lockdown period is available using this link.
- The NSPCC's guidance for online safety can be accessed using this link.