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Safeguarding Updates

June 2021

0-5 Online Safety Resources – Internet Matters    

Helping parents keep their children safe online. 

Over the past year we have seen more and more people having to access services through the internet and spend more time online either for work, school or socialising. 


The 3 Safeguarding Children Board’s across Bedfordshire are working together to raise awareness amongst children, young people and their parents about staying safe online. We will be producing a bulletin on a quarterly basis that provide parents, professionals and young people with advice, guidance and top tips for staying safe on-line. (Information will be taken from the Internet Matters website


Our first bulletin is aimed at helping to support 0–5-year-olds. 


Through the links below you can get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and using the internet safely and smartly. 


Information and Top Tips for Balancing Screen Time (Support for 0–5-year-olds) 

A balanced use of screen can offer children key benefits to help them to learn, explore and interact with the world around them. 

Internet Matters - Screen Time Tips support for 0 - 5 year olds 


Online Safety Guide for 0–5-year-olds: 

With so many websites and apps targeting pre-schoolers, find out the simple steps you can take to protect your young children. 

Internet Matters - Online Safety Guide for 0 - 5 year olds  


Gaming for Pre-Schoolers: 

Use our practical gaming tips to help young children starting to game online get the best out of their experience and stay safe. 

Internet Matters - Gaming Guide for pre-schoolers  


Grandparents Online Safety Tips: 

A recent study found that 4 in 10 grandparents help-out with childcare in what has been dubbed ‘granannying’. 


To help grandparents get to grips with life online – Internet Matters have created a new Grandparents Guide to Online Safety – offering practical advice to keep kids safe. 

Internet Matters Grandparents Guide