Technology can be a wonderful source of enjoyment and education for children of any age. However, using technology comes with risks, including online bullying, malware, contact from strangers, addiction and inappropriate content.
Roots Nurseries only use devices in groups with adult supervision, so we can be sure children are safe.
We’ve put together some guidelines to keep your child happy, safe and psychologically healthy online.
Set parental controls on home broadband
Use the internet together
Be positive about suitable and educational content
Take advantage of safety technology such as time restrictions and site blockers
Create a family agreement around times, sites and behaviour
Give children technology in communal parts of the house
Educate your child about online safety - the resources below will help
Talk to your child if something online upsets them
When choosing games, stick to the right age ratings
Resources for Parents and Carers
The NSPCC and Childnet have quality, comprehensive guides on keeping your child safe online:
Resources for Children
These engaging, illustrated stories will help you teach your child about how to use technology safely. Topics include: being a good friend, unreliable information, strangers online, protecting personal information, in-app purchases and handling upsetting images.