Helping Parents Keep Children Safe Online

The UK is in the midst of the biggest remote working and schooling experience in history, with millions of us impacted on a daily basis due to the COVID pandemic. This new era brings various changes and challenges, not least given our increased reliance on computer systems, mobile devices and the internet to conduct remote education. Using devices and accessing the internet at home allows learners to extend their engagement with technology. However, with that comes the responsibility to set appropriate controls to help keep children safe online. Here at the NEBRC we want to help support families to stay safe and act responsibly when using technology at home. The Internet Matters website, for example, offers comprehensive interactive guides with step-by-step instructions for setting parental controls on various home devices, alongside a host of advice to help children get the most out of their digital world. To view online guides, click here

Internet Matters is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making the internet a safer place. Launched in 2014, the organisation works to provide access to free advice, based on three core objectives: to help families learn about e-safety; to give families information about setting and using network filters; and to encourage families to talk about internet safety. The Internet Matters website also provides advice on various online safety issues including screen time; cyberbullying; privacy; inappropriate content and online reputation. In addition, the website provides access to parent stories, enabling families to get tips and understanding from real experiences. For further information on Internet Matters, please visit www.internetmatters.org. If you are a business who needs advice during this difficult time, please get in touch at enquiries@nebrcentre.co.uk

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The Business Resilience Centre for the North East (NEBRC) is a non-profit organisation which exists to support and help protect North East England businesses from cyber crimes.

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