Jan. 15, 2019
In a time where the digital world is vast and forever accessible, it is easy to lose track of what kind of content your child is accessing online. Children are becoming increasingly tech savvy, so much in fact that it makes it hard for parents to keep up.
If you're in need of tips and advice on how to keep your child safe online, you've come to the right place.
2Simple have published a free guide entitled Parenting in a Digital World, to help parents educate their children about safe internet use and guide them towards becoming responsible digital citizens. You can download the guide here.
The advice has been divided for children from the age ranges of 5-7 and 7-11 years, highlighting the risks of the internet and the best strategies that parents can use to ensure that their children are aware of the risks involved and how to avoid them. The aim is to help parents to empower their children to make their own, informed decisions about their online activity.
This guide has been a huge help in making me reflect on my own behaviours and how I approach online safety with my three primary aged children. The top tips combined with the sobering facts were a great, quick reference point I could dip into as and when needed. I really like how the guide starts with the parents' behaviours and then provides advice for the big concerns with online safety. An invaluable, handy guide, a must for all parents with children of primary age.
Parenting in a Digital World has been split into concise, easily digestible sections, includes advice on self-image, openness, mental health and bullying and how together you and your child can learn about ways to stay safe and informed online. It has also been adapted to suit the needs of your child, including those with Special Educational Needs.