Technology and the Internet can be fantastic – they can help our children to learn, to create amazing things, to communicate and to entertain themselves and each other. Our children are surrounded by this technology – it is part and parcel of their daily lives.
Using technology and the Internet well is about using it safely and responsibly. Things can go wrong by accident or if behaviour isn’t sensible or respectful.. Our job is not to stop our young people from using technology but to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to successfully navigate themselves through the online world, so they become good digital citizens.
Online safety information for parents and carers
The DfE has produced advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Almost all of us are likely to be spending more time online, including children. These resources provide guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online and where to go to receive support and advice on parental controls, child sexual abuse, radicalisation, youth produced digital imagery (sexting), cyberbullying, age inappropriate content, suicide content, support for children and apps to help children stay safe online.