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Keeping you and your children safe online

Published on 07/12/18

In November, the NSPCC organised a parent workshop highlighting many challenges that face parents and children today. The use of technology is wonderful and exciting, however, it is not without risks, both long and short term.  An increasing number of children and adults are becoming addicted to screens and putting themselves in unnecessary danger online. The NSPCC have some helpful advice to help avoid some common issues. The main piece of advice is to talk to your children regularly. A great way to start the conversation could be to play this online game: https://www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc/parents-vs-kids.

Another key tool created by the NSPCC is an app called: net aware. This app gives you immediate feedback and background information on any app or game that is in common use.  The app indicates the risks associated with the app and offers guidance on appropriate ages.  It is free, very easy to use and easily found on the app store.  For more information visit: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Finally, the NSPCC have joined with O2 to offer free guidance for anybody who would like assistance in setting up parental controls on any device.  This can be done in most O2 stores.

Please take the time to explore these websites; it could make a significant difference to you and your child’s well-being.