01/05/2015

Keeping Kids Safe Online With Internet Matters

Internet Matters is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to help parents keep their children safe online. With two monkeys aged 4 and almost 7 we are keen to keep them safe whilst allowing them to play age appropriate games online, watch their favourite shows and of course use the internet to learn and explore. Both have use of the computers and use the internet sometimes at Preschool and school too.
Internet Matters believe in maximising children’s potential online, while staying safe. It sounds good to me.
Little monkey showing me how to play a Lego Duplo game on the iPad
Research has found that 74% of parents want more information and advice about child internet safety. In response, the four major internet service providers in the UK (BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media) have got together to launch Internet Matters. Supported by leading experts, Internet Matters have developed an online portal specifically designed for all parents to access simple, easy and practical advice so that you can make confident, informed choices when it comes to children’s online safety.

At this stage in the monkeys lives, for us, the most important thing is them not gaining access to things they should not see. Therefore setting parental controls on the iPad, and our iPhones they sometimes play on is paramount. Luckily this is very easy to do on these particular devices and we did them as soon as they started asking to use the gadgets.

Internet Matters shows you just how easy it is to set parental controls including with the four major internet providers above.

There are guides to help parents learn about e-safety to help protect their children with categories for children aged 0-5, 6-10, 11-13 and kids aged 14+

With tutorials, videos, facts and figures I think Internet Matters will be used somewhat here. There's much more on the site for parents with older kids which in time I'm hoping to familiarise myself with. I'm adding Internet Matters it to our homepage as soon as possible.

Why not take a look for yourself and see just how Internet Matters can help you to help your children.

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