Online Safety – 13/12/23 – New Devices

As the festive season approaches and thoughts turn to gift-giving, we’d like to share some important advice on ensuring the safety of children when purchasing new devices like tablets this Christmas. While these gadgets bring joy and connectivity, it’s crucial to prioritise safety. We encourage you to take the time to research and select age-appropriate devices with safety features like parental controls and privacy settings. Once purchased, make sure the device is set up in the best way in terms of safety and security. For example, with safe search filters implemented and in-app purchase restrictions in place.  Additionally, engage your children in conversations about responsible device usage, cyberbullying awareness, and the importance of not sharing personal information online. By working together to establish guidelines and fostering open communication, you can ensure a safer and more enjoyable experience.