Online Safety - Apps, Smartphones & Tablets

Smartphones provide a variety of interesting activities and ways for young people to engage with their friends and families. However, it is important to be aware of what these devices can do and how you can talk with your child to help them to use this technology in safe and positive way.

When it comes to your children growing up in the digital world, you’ll naturally want to ensure they are safe and understand the costs that can occur when using mobile devices.  Phone Brain offers some helpful advice for parents.

Apps are small, specialised software programmes which can be downloaded to a mobile device to carry out a particular function. Young people love to personalise their own devices by downloading apps.  As a parent, it’s important to monitor what your child is downloading on to their smartphone or their internet enabled device.

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Tablets such as the iPad provide a variety of interesting activities and great education opportunities for young people. However, it is important to be aware of what these devices can do and how you can talk with your child to help them to use this technology in safe and positive way.

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