The exponential growth of the internet means our children and young adults are spending more time than ever online, both at home and at school for development and play. This explosion of use brings with it a need to help educate parents and young people to understand the risks they could face online. The JT team are ready to help giving easy to understand practical advice and tips on how to stay safe online.
They will also be demonstrating Haandle, an innovative parental control device for e-safety. The latest figures released by Ofcom show that more than a third of 12 to 15-year-olds find it difficult to moderate their screen time and Haandle can help families manage online activity. The device, which is exclusively available at JT, allows parents to set limits and manage their children’s internet access by setting times and parameters on devices their children have access to. This works across mobile data and Wi-Fi networks in and outside the home, so it can be a useful tool for parents to help encourage healthy usage.
The JT team will also give practical guidance on how to configure devices. And to keep the children entertained while we help answer questions, the stand has the latest Nintendo switch console available to trial and some great giveaways, including a chance to win a brand-new Nintendo Console.
Tamara O’Brien, JT’s Head of Customer Experience said: “It’s great to support the Digital ACE event again this year and to have the chance to provide islanders with advice, tools and safety tips as well as offering some fun, guidance and demonstrations at the event. This is such a valuable event for islanders to find out more about the power of technology we all now rely on, but also how to use it safely. We are looking forward to welcoming people and will be happy to help with any questions that they may have.”
For anyone who can’t get to Digital ACE, JT’s High Street shop team are always happy to see people in-store and help with useful information and friendly advice on the latest range of technology. They can also help customers with enabling Internet routers to block certain sites or seeing first-hand the devices we have available to help them stay in control online.