Helpful documents for parents
Social media is part of everyday life, however children under the age of 13 are not allowed to have their own accounts. For more advice on which apps and sites are appropriate for primary aged children please see below.
Social Media advice Click here
Age appropriate apps Click here
The following websites offer more details linked to specific Apps.
Social Media Guides for Parents
It is important that our children talk to trusted adults about their experiences online. These documents will help families start an online safety conversation.
Starting a conversation about online safety Click here
Stories and activities to help start a conversation:
For younger children, the DigiDuck Story is a great place to start. Click here
For the whole family, take a look at the Safer Internet activities for families Click here
Setting Parental Controls
Children have access to a range of online devices - this website explains how to make devices safe for children to use.
Parental Controls - making your devices and services safe for children.
At the bottom of the page you can find step-by-step instructions for your devices, internet providers, search engines, gaming consoles and TV streaming services.
Screen time and popular games
Roblox is a very popular game with children, a creative space for them to design and work with people from all over the world. The documents below explain how to change settings on apps and games to ensure your child's safety and privacy while playing.
Roblox Privacy and Safety check Click here
Screen Time Click here
Top tips for online gaming Click here
Moving to Secondary School
For our year 6 parents, the transition to secondary school is a big one. This document explores the changing online world for our children as they move to year 7 and beyond.