Parent’s guide to technology

This time of year can be very challenging for parents and grandparents who want to buy the latest game or technology for their loved ones. This could be a smartphone, games and games consoles.

For advice on games, a great site is Common Sense Media. Here you can access a review section for the latest films and games allowing you to understand the age range for the game and an easy to read overview of the game and its content. This enables ‘non-gaming’ adults to make an informed decision about the games they want to buy this Christmas.

Smartphones are a great present but knowing what to buy, how to configure them and ensure that they are set up appropriately for the age of your child can be a dilemma. Before buying talk to staff in store about security and settings or spend some time looking at the relevant sections on the website of your provider such as O2, EE, etc.

Further information can be found here to help you buy the right device to meet your child’s needs safely.

Games consoles are always a popular present but deciding which one to buy and how to set it up safely can be a concern. The information and guides found here can help you make well informed decisions about your Christmas purchases.

Paul Scott

Curriculum Innovation manager working strategically with local, regional and national partners ensuring the service’s provision continually evolves to meet the needs of schools, the local community and businesses.

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