Advice for Parents

Set up filters on your home internet

Within school, Clifton has filters which block age inappropriate content from being viewed. However, at home these filters are not applied as standard. These videos take you through how to set up filters on your home internet if you use one of the four big providers. They are free to use and simple to set up:


How to set up the parental controls offered by BT.
 
How to set up the parental controls offered by Sky.

How to set up the parental controls offered by TalkTalk.
 
How to set up the parental controls offered by Virgin Media.

Make a family agreement

Take time as a family to make some key decisions, such as:

  • Time limits; these may vary for children of different ages.
  • What information can be shared online: SMART
  • What to do if help is needed: Turn Off and Tell
  • Where computers can be used: this is always best in communal rooms rather than in bedrooms.
  • Which websites can be accessed.

Talk

It's important to take time to talk to your children about what they use technology for. You could ask questions like:

  • Why do they like the website?
  • What can they do on it?
  • What's so fun about it?
  • Who uses it at school?
  • How do you talk to people?
  • Who are your friends on this site?

Understand devices

Be clear on different devices and the safety aspects of each of them. You can read more on UK Safer Internet Centre's Parents' Guide to Technology (external link).

Seek advice

Seek advice if you are unsure: speak to a member of staff at Clifton or use the CEOP button to report something online.

Link to Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre