E-safety is taught as part of the computing curriculum and focuses on helping children to use the internet safely. This may include issues such as keeping information private, cyberbullying, stranger danger and behaving respectfully online.
It can be difficult knowing where to start when it comes to helping your child stay safe online.
Netaware is a fantastic resource which gives a simple overview and risk rating of the most popular apps and games that children are using. It can also be a great conversation starter with children about what they like to do online and how they stay safe.
You may feel uncertain of how to keep your child safe online and how to deal with any issues that may arise. The NSPCC has published a short document of guidance called Share Aware which you can view and download by clicking on the image below.
As part of the partnership between the NSPCC and O2, any parent or carer can take a device in to any O2 shop (they don’t have to be a customer) and ask for an appointment with a guru, who can show them how to set up safety settings.
There is also a helpline that offers advice and support about online safety
Tel: 0808 800 5002