More and more pre school children own their own tablets or use devices belonging to older siblings or parents to play games and watch their favourite TV shows. Children can now have a digital footprint before they have even learnt to walk.
It is important that we work together to support the digital wellbeing of our children. Digital wellbeing refers to the impact that using digital devices has on our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Research shows that children are online for an average of 71 minutes per day, therefore it is essential that we teach our children how to keep themselves safe online from an early age.
Smartie the Penguin – The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin is a great story for young children that addresses the topics of pop ups and in app purchasing, inappropriate websites and Cyberbullying. You can read the story as a powerpoint below.
At nursery, children only access the internet in the presence of an adult. We hope that the information provided on this page gives you the strategies to keep your child safe online at home. Click on the icons to go directly to the site.
The National Crime Agency’s CEOP Education team, (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), aims to help protect children and young people from online child sexual abuse. They have an education programme, providing training, resources and information for professionals and families.
Childnet aims to make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people. There is lots of helpful information and guidance on a range of key online safety topics.
This website has a separate section with advice on simple things you can do to make sure pre school children are using the internet safely.
This site has tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online.