Digital Online Safety
Parental Controls and Privacy Settings
How to set up filters on your home internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home. The 4 big UK internet providers – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - provide customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time.
Checklists for social media platforms
These checklists provide tips and guidance on how to use safety and privacy features on a range of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
Devices that connect to the internet
Are you aware of the range of devices around your home that connect to the internet? Boots Advantage Card is an example of a loyalty scheme that collects children’s data. Card holders who are expecting a baby can join the Parenting Club. Parents give the due date for their child and are then sent vouchers and gifts tailored towards their child's age, until the child is three and their membership ends.