Children’s discovery of the internet should be encouraged when they’re in a safe environment. It’s important to activate your parental controls in order to filter out content your children shouldn’t be seeing. Many parents put this off because they think it’ll be difficult. It’s easy and this new resource from InternetMatters.org can show them how
The campaign, called Protect their Curiosity uses a series of four hard-hitting short videos to explore some of the biggest concerns around internet protection for parents/carers including gaming, searching and sexting.
This new resource provides parents’ with a guide to parental controls including how-to guides to setting up the controls on the major networks, devices, services and entertainment providers in your home.
Schools and settings could share these videos with parents via their websites or use them directly with parents/carers as part of awareness raising sessions for example during specific online safety workshops or during parents evenings or transition events.
Internet Matters general manager Carolyn Bunting said: “The videos might be uncomfortable viewing, but we wanted to show the reality of how a child’s innocent curiosity can turn in to a distressing experience in just one click. Kids want to use the web in safety. They don’t want to be scared of what they might click on. A big step towards this lies with parents switching on every parental control available.”