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Supporting your child in using the Internet and other technologies

Keeping up to date with children's use of technology is challenging for many adults. It can be hard to supervise what young people are viewing and creating online, who they are chatting to and texting, and what they are downloading. Many children have better technical skills than adults, however they still need advice and protection when using internet and mobile technologies.

ParentInfo is a free service for schools which provides expert, up-to-date content for parents and carers which schools can host on their own websites.

The content is written by leading authorities on a wide range of topics including online safety, sex and relationships, health and wellbeing and family life. Each article aims to help parents develop their children's resilience against the risks they may face online or off.

ParentInfo is a new tool for schools to engage with parents on a broad range of topics. Schools have complete control over the articles they present on their website, with the ability to choose articles relevant to their specific needs. It is also a great opportunity to reach parents and carers with more complex PSHE content, written by experts in their fields.

 Please visit these sites to support you with internet safety:

www.parentinfo.org

Ten top tips for parents

 

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/

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The following links will help you to understand online safety issues and give practical advice on how to get the most out of the internet and other technologies and to use it positively and safely.

www.nspcc.org.uk - a leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK.

www.childnet.com - internet safety and advice and links for young people, parents, teachers and other organisations.

 

www.digizen.org - provides information about using social networking sites and advice on cyberbullying.

www.ceop.gov.uk - the child exploitation and online protection website gives information on how to stay safe online.

www.iwf.org.uk - is the UK's hotline for reporting illegal online content. 

www.net-aware.org.uk - your guide to the social networks your children use. Stay up to date and keep your children safe. 

 

The Brief - a new newsletter produced by the West Yorkshire Police giving parents information on the most up to date developments in Internet communication.