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This is Parents' Guide to Technology.

Here you will find the most up to date guides for social media apps and platforms. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the PDF icons below to find out more information about each app and to download useful tips recommended by National Online Safety to help keep children safe.

We have also added links to guidances  created by UK Safer Internet Centre to give advice to parents and carers about smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and other internet-connected devices. Parents ask a lot of questions about particular devices that children are using or asking for, this guide aims to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

We encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.

Setting up internet filtering and parental controls

Smartphones

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology/smartphones

Gaming Devices

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology/gaming-devices

Tablets

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology/tablets

Smart TVs

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology/smart-tvs