Keeping your child safe online
The internet is an amazing resource which enables children to connect, communicate and be creative in a
number of different ways and 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.
Issues that your child may encounter on the internet will vary depending on their age and online
activities. Some children make little distinction between life online and off. Their use of online games, apps
and services is increasingly playing a significant role in the development of their identities, friendships,
relationships, passions and aspirations. It is essential that we provide them with high-quality online safety
education to ensure their protection, and they become responsible users of technology.
So for parents and carers who feel their children know far more about the internet, our eSafety page will
help you to provide advice and protection in keeping your child safe online.
At Hampton Primary School we have an acceptable users policy which can be found on link below.
Some helpful tips to help promote eSafety within your home:
Talk to your child about what they are doing online. Be a part of their online life; where possible involve
the whole family, you can learn and have fun together using the internet.
Set boundaries in the online world just as we do in the real world. Monitor their activity, consider what
they might see, what they share, who they talk to and how much time they are spending online.
Encourage your child to go online and explore! There is a wealth of age appropriate sites available online
for your child. Encourage them to use sites which are fun and educational.
Keep up to date with your child’s development online. Children acquire skills quickly and explore freely.
Use parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as laptops, tvs, games consoles, mobile
phones and tablets. Parental controls are not just about locking and blocking, they are a safety tool to help
set appropriate boundaries.
Explore e-safety sites. There are a number of sites you can access which are constantly updating information
to aid keeping your child safe.
Social Networking sites. (eg Facebook, YouTube, Instagram). These sites have a minimum age limit of
13years old. Please be aware these social media forums do afford children protection and need to monitored
by parents and carers.