Digital Safety – Support for families to keep children safe!
With children accessing digital resources online it is important to keep them safe online and helping them create healthy digital habits, just as you do in the real world. Here are resources which you can access to help you to do just that!
Explore guides, advice and information around all the online platforms and trends at the heart of digital family life. There is a library of information about different online games and apps filled with information. Click here to access this: https://parentzone.org.uk/library
They also have ‘Tech Tips Live’ which you can access live or watch back. For example here is a video providing information about Tik Tok: https://parentzone.org.uk/tech-tips-live
National Online Safety
National Online Safety have produces guides for parents on social media and messaging. You can access these guides on our school website here:
Social Media and Messaging – What Parents Need to Know
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer. There is also a section for parents/carers.
Click here to access the Thinkuknow website: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Supporting families online – Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.
Click here to access the website: https://www.internetmatters.org/
Be Internet Legends
To make the most of the internet, children need to make smart decisions. Be Internet Legends, created by Google, empowers younger children to use the web safely and wisely, so they can be confident explorers of the online world.
Click here to access the Be Internet Legends website: https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_ie
Midlothian Council’s Digital Inclusion and Learning Team
MNavigating the online world can be a real challenge and it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to creating healthy digital habits that work for your family. On this web page, created by Midlothian’s Digital Inclusion and Learning Team, you will find some practical tips and links to resources that can help.