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The Parents CentreThe digital age has changed what it means to be a child.
We’ve created a guide to parental controls including how-to guides to setting up the controls on the major networks, devices, services and entertainment providers in your home.
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Pre-installed parental controls are available for most devices, laptops and consoles and are part of the system when you buy them. You can often download e-safety apps and software to supplement these controls. But the most important thing is to set the controls on the device itself.
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It’s important to keep ahead of what risks inappropriate content might pose for your child so you can chat to them about the issues and take the correct preventative measures. But it’s also important to think about setting the right parental controls in the places where your child is accessing online content, as it will help prevent them stumbling upon something they shouldn’t.
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Digital Parenting Tips
- Think about how you guide your family in the real world and how you can do the same in the digital world
- Try out the technologies your child enjoys – download some of their music and have a go at games they like
- Talk to friends and family about how they manage their children’s digital lives
- Remind older siblings that websites they use may not be suitable for younger brothers and sisters
- Make digital issues part of everyday conversation – talking about subjects like cyberbullying, sexting and copyright infringement
- When you’re talking about bullying, sex and relationships and other issues, don’t forget to include the online aspects
- Talk to your children about whether the issues they face are different online and offline – or how online and offline work together to complicate their lives
- Don’t be afraid to set boundaries and rules
- Talk to your child about their online reputation
Google SafeSearch is a feature which helps you keep adult content out of search results.
Follow these steps to set up Google SafeSearch
- Open Search settings
- Go to www.google.co.uk (link is external) and click on ‘Settings’ at the bottom of the page.
- Click on ‘Search settings’ in the drop-down menu that appears.
- Set SafeSearch filter
- On the ‘Search settings’ page, tick the ‘filter explicit results’ box.
- Click Save at the bottom of the page to save your SafeSearch settings.
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Curiosity could lead your child to seek out these people, or they could befriend your child in order to encourage them to adopt beliefs or persuade them to join groups whose views and actions you as a parent would consider extreme.
The Department for Education has issued a document, called, ‘The Prevent duty’ issued in June of 2015. The document offers advice for schools and childcare providers.
To view the PDF – Click here: Prevent Advice to Parents.
Female Genital Mutilation - FGM or FGC
The effects on girls and women who have had FGC carried out are long lasting and wide ranging, and for many will cause problems, including physical and psychological damage, throughout their lives. FGC may also be referred to as female genital mutilation, or FGM and contravenes human, women’s and child rights.
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