Here at Penponds we take online safety extremely seriously and we are working towards training our children to be e-cadets. Check it out here.
It can all be a bit of a minefield, both in keeping up with your child's IT habits and skills and navigating what's appropriate and what's not on the great world wide web. We thought a few pointers might come in useful for our parents so below is a wealth of info which we will of course keep regularly updated.
Research in America has identified potential warning signs for children with obsessive internet use as detailed in brief below. To read the article in full and find out more log onto the link below.
Visit the website below for further advice and information including their review on age appropriate games consoles.
As more and more children of primary age have access to smartphones, or even own their own, being savvy on the latest social networking sites is crucial to protect your child from inappropriate material for their age group.
Vine is a social networking App that allows you to share 6 second videos that play on a loop. You can also repost videos created by others and leave comments. THIS IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 15 YEARS.
Keek is a social networking App that allows you to share 36 second videos and you can log in using Facebook, Google and Twitter. THIS IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 15 YEARS.
We've pulled together some useful links below for parents to help support their child using an Android or iPhone safely and responsibly. Remember you can also contact your mobile provider for further advice and information about parental controls.