What does E-safety mean?
E-safety is a term which means not only the internet but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media, e.g. mobile phones. It means ensuring that children and young people are protected from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and developing technologies without risk to themselves or others.
We cannot stress enough how important it is that parents are aware of what is available to see online on a day-to-day basis. This is often material that they have stumbled across accidentally or that others, gaming with them, are sharing in group play. Our aim is to show you some of the things that are happening, even on age appropriate games, with the intention that working together we can do the very best to keep all of our children safe.
As a parent or carer, the best tool to support your child in leading a happy and safe life online is open conversation.
Our Parents' Guide gives advice on how to begin these discussions, how to work together as a family to support your child online, and how to handle difficult conversations or situations. Each section has examples of questions to use to start conversations around safe and positive internet use, and key messages to share with your child