Our children have never known a life without technology and we are a generation learning how to help our children grow and thrive during the digital age. This can be a daunting prospect, especially when we sometimes do not know as much as our children about the latest technology, app or social media craze. At Warden Hill Junior we are trying to enable parents to have the confidence to deal with any situations that may arise. The Internet is a fantastic tool to aid learning and communication but can also pose a huge risk if your children are given free reign with their devices.
Do you know if your children are on social media sites? Are they in a chat rooms where they could potentially meet a predator pretending to be a child? Are they signed up as much older than their age, allowing communication with adults? Why do you think a film or game has the age restriction it does? We hope to guide you to the right places for support and to give you a confidence in keeping your children safe.
If you would like to check the suitability of the movie, book, music or game then a visit to Common Sense Media will show you in detail the positives and negatives to allow you to make an informed choice.
We have recently hosted two evenings for parents to attend to gain a better insight into child behaviour online and what could potentially harm them whilst using the Internet.