Online Safety - Parents


From Thrive Academy Parents Workshop


Tip 1

Children Copy what they see

Model what you expect is possible

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Tip 3

Phone free zone

Dinner table and board games sessions

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Tip 2

Create a family charging station

All devices visible

phones charging

Tip 4

Timer for games

Limit screen time

Playing games on a phone


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Tip 1

Foster understanding 

  • Take the same interest in the online world as the offline world

  • Spend time online together as a family 

  • Take time to gain an understanding about the websites, games and Apps they use

Doing Homework

Tip 3

Building children’s trust 

  • Need to offer support and be careful not to overreact       

  • Also consider your own online behaviours – children notice how adults act and follow their lead

Mother and Daughter Love

Tip 2

Enabling positive communication

  • Have regular and informed conversations with your child about their online world and to agree and set some boundaries – as they would in other situations     Important to get the balance of activities right   

  • Agree times that your child can go online and what they can do    

  • TEAM (Talk, Explore, Agree, Manage) 


Tip 4

Using the technical tools 

  • Parental Controls on home Wi-Fi, devices and search engines to filter content

  • Privacy Settings – children show know how to block and report. Turn off geo-location data

  • Time settings

  • Limiting spending and password protection

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Help and Support 

Information on popular apps

Help for broaching challenging subjects 

Help and support to keep your child safe online

Tips and advice 

Online safety messages and check facility 

‘Experts in digital family life’ 

Be Internet Awesome

Parental Control Apps (Screen Time)

Family Link (Android)

Apple Screen Time (Apple)

Quostodia (All Platforms)