(d) – Key Points for Parents

 

  • Stay up to date but don’t expect to become and expert

use the links to help parents to read up on issues relevant to your children: choose a couple of sites that you find useful and revisit from time to time

 

  • Know where to find expert advice

this could be from the school, a website, a knowledgeable friend… it won’t be from a child!

 

  • Do use technological solutions that work for you

people who use these often find them very helpful, but you can make mistakes, updates happen, passwords leak, so…

 

  • Don’t rely on technological solutions to work for you

 

  • Talk about current and future usage with children

see the separate link on this

 

  • Talk about what to do in the event of a problem

don’t reply, know how to block, know how to report, know who to tell before there is a problem