Thank you to all of you who attended our Safer Internet Day workshop and Parent Sessions.
Safer Internet Day 2023 celebrations and learning were based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’. Coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre, https://saferinternet.org.uk the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. In this video you will hear from Islington Computing Consultant, Mr Bhol speaking about the celebration, risks for young people, Digital Citizenship and tips for supporting your children at home.
NSPCC are calling the internet the Wild West! Be aware of the potential dangers for families. When using the internet always be aware of the 3cs Content, Contact and Conduct. In addiiton, commerce is also a concern with in app purchases and advertising. These risks often lead to games and apps having a recommended age rating, please encourage children to keep to these so they stay safe.
Here at KCA, we recommend a wide range of positive tech! Say no to Junk Food, Say no to consuming apps e.g. Tiktok, Instagram, Youtube. Be a creator not a consumer and access BBC Bitesize, Newsround, Code.org, TTRockstars, Scratch and more. For more guidance please see the images below:
In addition to these posters, we highly recommend the resources below. A personal favourite in Internet Matters – Parental Controls to help you set up restrictions on Apps, Games and even your Broadband!
KCA Recommended Online Safety Resources
Digital 5 a Day:
A reminder of the Children’s Commissioner’s work on the ‘Digital 5 a Day’. Much like having a healthy diet by eating 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables a day it is important to have a healthy digital diet. In order to do this you can follow these 5 simple steps: