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Keeping Children Safe Online

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe?

 

Whether you are an online expert or looking for some advice, there are tools and support avaliable from The NSPCC

 

At a recent NSPCC conference, I was made aware of an app called 'Net Aware', this app aims to inform parents about websites, games, social media sites that their young people may be using. As a parent myself, I found it a very useful tool. For instance, did you know that Facebook has a minimum user age of 13? 

 

The app has advice on a wealth of topics such as devices you may be thinking of purchasing for your child, what GDPR means for children, how parents can keep their child safe online and what games are suitable for given age ranges. 

 

The NSPCC website itself also offers advice to parents on a range of topics which busy parents may find useful. 

 

www.nspcc.org.uk

www.net-aware.org.uk

 

Alternatively, take a look on the app store and download it. 

 

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