Children and young people are spending more time online, whether that is for entertainment, to stay in touch with friends and family or to support their home learning. There are clearly many benefits to staying connected, however, increased time spent online may also increase the risk of encountering online safety issues.
We recognise that as a parent or carer you may have concerns about this and this guidance is intended to support you to quickly navigate the online safety guidance and education resources available and access the information and advice you need. This includes practical tips on how to set up age-appropriate parental controls on devices and guidance on specific online issues. Resources are available to support the needs of all learners, including those with additional learning needs (ALN).
The Welsh Government have provided some useful information on their HWB platform, some of which can be found on this page.
Every Internet Service Proivder (ISP) offers some form Parental Control for your connection. Often blocking of some of the most extreme sites can be done easily by logging into your ISP’s website and enabling the age restrictions or you can also call your internet provider and ask for 18+ material to be blocked.
Here is an article from SimplySwitch that explains what parental controls each of the main UK broadband providers offer: https://www.simplyswitch.com/broadband/guides/broadband-parental-controls/