Staying Safe Online
Are you worried about what your children may be susceptible to online?
We hope these suggestions will be useful to keep your children safe.
1. Facebook Messenger
The Facebook messaging app allows private communication so your children cannot be targeted by unwanted guests. Parents can adjust settings on here. The control allows you to choose when your children can use the app also, so you know they aren’t using it all night long. Another feature of the app, is that children will not have access to the news feed or a ‘like’ button. The app is purely to send texts, photos and videos.
2. Keep it Private
Children will have a number of platforms that may be dangerous for them, so when making accounts on Facebook, Instagram etc. you can make the profile’s private. This means no strangers can message them unless they accept the request, enabling you to monitor who they interact with.
3. Kid safe software
You can download antirust software for your child’s computer so they don’t visit a bad site and bring harm to themselves. A safe computer may make your child safe and feel safer on the internet.
4. Download Apps
There are certain apps you can download that are designed for your child to have restrictions on what they can google and how long they use a computer or phone for. This may help the online safety of your child to increase as you can monitor what they are doing.
The top 5 ‘kid safe’ apps are:
– YouTube for kids
– Google for kids
– Go Bubble
– Kids Place – Parental Control & Child Lock
If you’d like any more detail or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01730 233350 or come visit us at our store not too far from Petersfield, in Hampshire.