Playing IT Safe has been designed to help parents and carers support their child’s learning in early learning settings, by providing access to resources and online play-based activities that they can play with their child.
Research and advice suggests that co-viewing and co-playing with children helps to keep them safe online because parents and carers are taking an active role in what children are doing online, providing modelling of safe practices and being able to talk to them about it.
Playing IT Safe provides parents, carers and their children with a safe platform to play online and learn about the internet. It is important that parents and carers undertake these activities with their child to build trust and an understanding of their role in supervising and approving the content children see and how they interact online (both now, and as they get older).
Online safety education needs to start at a young age to set up a foundation for safer experiences and interactions. When everyone is open and transparent about what they are doing online, they are able to talk and support each other.
The resources below, including our play-based activities area, are where parents and carers can begin the process of supporting their children to play online in a safe way.