Staying safe online
What do parents need to know about?
Today more than ever, awareness around online safety is vital for both adults and children. We use the internet for so many aspects of our daily lives, both on computers and through mobile and gaming devices, but there are many dangers which we need to be aware of.
As your children get older, wanting more freedom online is natural. There will soon come a time when they’re using the internet independently on a daily basis, for example when it comes to researching homework or for interacting with friends. Children and young people may also use the internet to seek answers to questions that they’re not comfortable talking about with an adult, and this can raise the need to have conversations about some difficult topics.
Often these conversations can be planned for, but with online content being so accessible, occasionally they may be needed earlier than anticipated. Talking about serious issues can be a daunting prospect, but it’s important to remember that as parents and carers you are the best people for your children to talk to.
We have lots of information on this page to help support you with these conversations and advise on how to support keeping our child safe online.
What parents need to know ...
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