With tablets and smartphones topping Christmas lists again this year, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is urging his constituents to stay safe online.
It is important that parents enable Parental Controls on any internet device your child is using; you can use age-appropriate settings to filter, monitor and block your child’s activities. It is also very important, especially for older children that parents talk to them about online safety particularly when using social media and chat sites.
The NSPCC’s Share Aware campaign provides online tools for parents and carers to help you keep children and young people safe online. The online tool provides helpful videos, graphics and information about how to keep your children safe online and offers parents and carers an opportunity to understand and manage the dangers their children face. More information can be found on NSPCC’s website at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/
For more tips about how to stay safe online this festive period you can visit www.getsafeonline.org.
Steve McCabe MP said:
“It is really important that any parent buying their child an internet device this Christmas, like a tablet or smartphone, makes sure there are proper parental controls on the device. It is also really important for parents to talk to children about staying safe online, especially on social media.
“Of course I don’t want to worry parents but it is important that you have peace of mind that your kids are safe online.”