It’s important to note that new challenges are continuously arising on I the internet which are tempting for children of all ages. We therefore advise to always use device settings & parental controls to ensure the safety of your child. Make sure you talk to your child about how they shouldn’t do anything they are not comfortable with, online or offline. If they are unsure, encourage them to talk to you or another trusted adult. Not only will this give you an understanding of their online actions, but those honest and frequent conversations will encourage your child to feel confident to discuss issues and concerns they may have related to the online world.
It’s important for you, as a parent or carer, to be present while your children are online. This will give you a greater understanding of what they are doing on their devices, as well as providing you with the opportunity to discuss, support and stop certain activities that your child may be involved in, recognise any changes in your child’s behaviour.
There is advice regarding children’s online safety which can be found here:
Twitter – @natonlinesafety
Facebook – NationalOnlineSafety
Phone – 0800 368 8061.
CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Safety Command)