During this lockdown period, we urge parents and anyone living with child and teens who have access to technology to take a look at some of quick online safety tips:
- Get engaged: For those in the Suva - Nausori corridor, the four day lockdown is a great time to do online activities with your children and teens;
- Set up screen time: Yes, we have all this time at home, but we don’t have to spend all that time online or on our screens. Whether you have an apple device or android you can limit the time someone spends on any particular app. To find out how, click here.
- Talk to your children & teens: A great way to find our what’s happening in your child’s online world is simply by talking to them. Ask questions, talk about how technology has changed from when you were child, have an opportunity to listen to their stories about what they found out.
While technology may not be new, engaging on online platforms is a reality that our children and teens are more advanced with which sometimes can leave us as parents a little out of touch.
Take this time to get to know your children and teenagers through the lens of the digital spaces they’re engaged in. While it may be new to you, it’s most likely something they’ve grown up with, and as a parent or guardian you can still help protect our young online.