The internet is a wonderful resource for both adults and children. We have information at our fingertips, translations with the click of a button and the ability to live chat with family members around the world.
As we all know, it is very important that we manage and monitor our children’s internet usage wisely. As parents and guardians, we must be up-to-date on the latest and most popular apps, chat rooms and technologies available to our children.
Pupils in St. Pat’s use the internet regularly at home and at school and are provided with opportunities to learn about internet safety and to practice in a regulated environment. Speakers also come into our school to share internet safety tips with our pupils.
The following website provides parents and guardians with a wealth of information on internet safety and usage, limiting screen time and learning how to monitor what our children are doing and who they are contacting online.
Webwise is the go-to website for information on Internet Safety for parents, guardians and teachers. https://www.webwise.ie/
The following links will provide:
General advice on internet safety – https://www.webwise.ie/category/parents/advice/
Explanations of the most recent apps – https://www.webwise.ie/category/parents/explainers/
Some other useful links are:
How long children should spend online – https://www.webwise.ie/parents/screen-time-advice-for-parents/
Dealing with Cyberbullying – https://www.webwise.ie/parents/cyberbullying-advice/
Social Networking – https://www.webwise.ie/parents/advice/social-networking-tips/
Live Streaming – https://www.webwise.ie/parents/explained-live-streaming/