The internet is an essential tool in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through the school their access to various types of technology increases and, naturally, their exploration and curiosity increases too. The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of various online risks.
The following SMART rules can keep us safe when using the internet:
It is our collective responsibility to ensure that children are educated in order to make safe, positive and informed choices when they are online.
Children can access the internet through a variety of apps, programs and hardware sources.
Below is a document which identifies some of the common applications used by children and 'walks-through' how to set parental controls for these.