E-safety Top Tip – choosing an app for your child

There are lots of apps that say they are ‘educational’, but you’ll want to reassure yourself that’s the case and that they are right for your child.  The FEED check may help.

Fun – will your child enjoy the app? Will it keep their attention?

Educational – Is there a clear educational aim? Do you know what your child will learn? Will it keep them learning and allow them to progress?

Engaging – Will it help your child if they get stuck? Will it give them feedback and let them know when they’ve got the challenges right?

Design – Is it attractive and easy to use? Is it inclusive? Can an adult change the settings? Is it safe, with links to the internet and adverts protected behind a parental gate?

If you are ever unsure about an app, do not allow your child to use it until you know it is safe.  There are lots of websites which can give you more information about apps, for example the NSPCC app checker https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Please remember that Newdale staff are very experienced in supporting E Safety and are only happy to help should you need advice and support