Regulating Device Use
As children head back to school with new devices, elements of online learning and new challenges, it’s important to give them the tools they need to make positive choices online. Internet Matters has a range of advice and guidance for how you can help your child make the most of their school year, including a video from Dr Linda Papadopoulous giving practical advice on how to help teens self-regulate their device use.
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Give your child a safe space to explore their curiosity online. Internet Matters step by step parental controls guides will help you to set up the right controls and privacy settings on the networks, gadgets, apps, and sites they use to give them a safer online experience.
For a set up safe checklist please click here.
Parental controls are the names for a group of settings that put you in control of what content your child can see. Combined with privacy settings, these can help you protect your children from inappropriate content, online grooming, cyberbullying and other online safety issues.
Remember that parental control settings are only one part of online safety. Make sure to keep having regular conversations about their online lives to stay on top of any issues that come up.
Click here for guidance on how to set up parental controls.