Please check out this excellent advice from Leeds Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB)
Many young people will be receiving the latest gadgets such as tablets, smart phones and games consoles this Christmas.
The Internet and all it can offer, is a wonderful tool for keeping in touch with friends and family, however parents and carers need to be aware that it is possible for people who are unknown to children and young people to communicate with them via the Internet.
Some parents, carers or relatives might not realise that even games consoles such as Xbox and PlayStation are connected to the Internet and can be used for communicating as well as playing games.
While using these gadgets is second nature for many children and young people, they can seem quite daunting for parents or carers who may not be as technologically savvy.
The guides below provide simple step-by-step instructions on how to set the privacy settings on the most popular applications and games consoles used by children and young people.
If you have bought a new gadget, for example a mobile phone, games console or tablet (such as iPad) for a child or young person this Christmas, you can follow these instructions and enable these settings before you give your gift and therefore help protect your child or young person online.
There are separate instructions for each of the most popular applications and consoles. Click on the instructions relevant for your device. We have downloaded them to our website for ease of access. For more information and links please do visit the link below.
Follow these tips for keeping your children safe online: