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Safer Internet Use for Parents

Internet Safety is a huge issue for parents today.
Here are some resources and websites that will help you keep your children safe online.

ZEEKO Internet Safety Information

Smartphones for Kids  (click on the link to read the article)

Zeeko-Internet-Safety-Guide (click on the link to download the pdf)

 

Webwise.ie

This is the Irish Internet Safety free online resource for parents and teachers. They have a huge range of resources available including explanations of current trending apps (what they can do, how to ensure your child is using them safely, potential for cyber-bullying etc.), ‘how to…’ step by step instructions (eg. blocking, setting parental controls) and advice pages on how to talk about different internet issues with your child etc. There are also videos explaining different internet issues.

Click on the link below to go directly to the webwise.ie parents homepage:

Parents

Internet Safety Advice: Top 10 Tips for Parents

The Webwise parent handbook is available here:

WebWise Parent Handbook

The Office for Internet Safety

The Department for Justice and Equality website to tackle internet safety issues is full of advice and resources for parents. They have produced 4 booklets in the ‘Get With It’ series to assist parents in keeping children safe online (available below)

http://www.internetsafety.ie/en/is/pages/tipsforparents

Get With It Booklets:

Social Networking

Filtering Technologies

Dealing with New Media

CyberBullying

Safer Internet Day

The Safer Internet Day parents page provides links to useful articles, resources and games for parents

Parents

click on the images below for more parents tips:

Gooseberry Planet

This is an app where children play games to learn about internet safety. There is an accompanying parent app where you can monitor their progress and see the choices they are making. The company also provide fortnightly alerts covering a range of topical internet safety issues.

http://gooseberryplanet.com/

 

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