Parenting in the digital age

Modern technology has many benefits to our children but it has the potential to expose them to dangers unique to the digital world.

With careful consideration and management these risks can be minimised by the use of simple tools to restrict harmful content which your child may encounter. With this in mind we would like to draw your attention to a number of websites that offer clear guidance on how to provide the safest online environment possible. We have a number of parental control guides listed below, but if you are struggling to find a link for your device a more comprehensive list can be found at Internet Matters.

Another useful tool is the Common Sense Media website, where you will find comprehensive reviews for all kinds of media, films, games, books and TV shows. They list all potentially harmful content and also have parents and children’s reviews.

Parental control guides:

Games Consoles

xbox-360
xbox-one
nintendo-3ds
nintendo-ds
nintendo-switch
nintendo-wii
nintendo-wii-u
playstation-3
playstation-4-ps4
playstation-vita-ps-vita

Tablets and Phones

amazon-fire-hd
android-smartphone
android-tablet
apple-ipad

Internet Providers

bt-broadband
ee-broadband
sky-broadband
virgin-media-broadband-web-safe

Subscription Services

steam
xbox-live
playstation-network

Social Media : Not recommended for children (For parents)

snapchat
twitter
twitch-tv
facebook
instagram

Other

roblox
youtube-restricted-mode
whatsapp
amazon-echo
itunes-parental-controls
google-play
google-safesearch