The internet is an exciting and fun place for adults and children to use and explore educationally and socially. The challenge for parents, carers and teachers is to make sure our children are aware and understand how to be safe when using the internet and related technologies.
Vodafone has produced a new magazine called ‘Digital Parenting' to help parents understand and get involved with their children's digital world. The magazine is very readable, informative and provides advice on a range of eSafety issues, such as location services, sexting, cyberbullying and illegal content.
To order a copy of the magazine, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website: parents.vodafone.com
Mind the Gap - Conversation Starter Kit Connecting with parents/carers and helping them to keep their children safe online is an important aspect of eSafety for all schools. This excellent resource can be downloaded and used by parents/carers to help raise awareness and bridge the gap that sometimes exists.
Click here to download their pdf.
Computer Games and Your Kids - What every parent needs to know - February 2012 Schools are increasingly reporting the impact video gaming is having on children’s education, achievement, behaviour and sleep. To support schools with this challenging area and to help raise awareness your ICT Team participated in the Radio Verulam’s ‘Parents Show’. The programme focused on the need for parental engagement, appropriate boundaries and research about the effects of gaming on behaviour and sleep. This is now available as a podcast and the link can be sent out to parents and carers.
Download their itunes Podcast
You can also contact Center for Youth and Family for more assistance.
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