Parent's Role in Online Safety
As a school, we can only do so much to keep children safe whilst using the internet. It is your responsibility, as parents, to make sure that you are aware of what your child is accessing whilst online.
We strongly recommend that you adhere to the age restrictions on Social Media apps and sites, They are as follows:
Facebook - 13yrs
Instagram - 13yrs
Snapchat - 13yrs
Twitter - 13yrs
Twitch - 13yrs
Tik-Tok - 13yrs
What's App - 16yrs
Live me - 17yrs
You Tube - 18yrs (13yrs with parental consent to open an account)
It is also important that you monitor how much time your child spends on their digital device. It's always a good idea to set up a timetable / rota where your child is allowed screen time.
Where possible, ensure that your child remains in the room with you at all times, during their allocated screen time.
Never allow your child to take their mobile device to bed with them! Children do tell lies - this is a known fact! They may promise that it will be switched off but are you certain that this is the case?
Remember - games have an age limit too! These games may seem harmless enough but many of them have unsuitable content, including violence, swearing and drugs and alcohol. Children have also been known to become addicted to them.