How to keep your family safe online -NSPCC parent workshop
Many thanks to Sara Parker, NSPCC representative who hosted E-Safety workshop in association with O2.
The workshop emphasised how important and useful technology is in our modern lives. Technology will be increasingly used as our children develop into adults. Sara wanted to raise awareness of sharing the children’s experiences of the on-line world so we have a better understanding of the types of difficulties they may face.
Sara explained that O2 are working very closely with the NSPCC. They have set up a free service
in store where ‘Gurus’ are available to advise parents on how to set passwords, filters and blocks
on any device
. You do not have to be on
the O2 network
but may have to make an appointment
in order to access the service at busy times.
Where to get help
Sara recommended parents to access www.net-aware.org.uk/ to get up-to-date information about Apps and programs that are currently popular with children. It is an easy to use website with advice about Fortnite, Snapchat, YouTube and Minecraft.
Further help and advice
- For practical support on privacy settings, parental controls and more you can call the NSPCC online safety helpline on 0808 800 5002