Online Safety Tips

With children spending more time online, through remote education, gaming social media and more, it is important that we work together to keep children safe. This page offers advice and tips to support you and your children in getting the most out of life online, safely.

 

Age/Content Suitability

If you are unsure about the suitability of a game, film, TV show, app etc. then you can use the following websites. They have a search function and then provide age-ratings and advice.

Common Sense Media

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

 

Net Aware

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

Parental Controls

Parental controls help you to block or filter upsetting or inappropriate content, and control purchases within apps. You can install parental control software on your child’s and family’s phones or tablets, games consoles, laptops and your home internet.

Parental controls can help you to:

    • plan what time of day your child can go online and how long for
    • create content filters to block apps that may have inappropriate content
    • manage the content different family members can see.

For more information, visit https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/

 

Downloadable Guides

With different websites and apps often looking and operating very differently, it can be challenge to ensure that they are safe for your children to use. Whilst we advise that children only access websites and apps that are age-appropriate, it is important that if they are accessing content designed for older children/adults then they are safe. The following checklist documents will guide you through privacy settings and parental controls:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Snapchat

Tiktok

Roblox

Netflix

 

Vodaphone Digital Parenting Magazine

Help your family stay safe online with our Digital Parenting magazine – the latest issue is available to download here.