National College, #WakeUpWednesday has shared the following advice in regards to new devices:
At this time of year, it’s highly possible that you have a new phone, games console or other digital device stashed somewhere at home, ready to be unwrapped.
Many parents also prefer to place some protective measures on those gifts – to keep their child shielded from potential Online Safety risks – while others would like to, but aren’t sure where to begin.
The National College’s guide attached shepherds you through the process of establishing parental controls on new internet-enabled devices, from smartphones to laptops to consoles. Simply find the device in question and read on to find out what options you have and how to enable them – letting children enjoy their shiny new gadget, without so much of the worry over where it might lead them.