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Help keep your children safe online

The internet is a fantastic place for young people to learn, play and socialise but it’s vital that they’re aware of its dangers and how to stay safe.

Here’s a few tips to help your child stay safe online:
  • Make sure your child knows what personal information is and that they’re share aware
  • Ensure you understand the social media your child is using. If you don’t know your Roblox from your Snapchat or are getting in a Twitch trying to keep on top of the social media networks your child is using, visit the Net Aware website
  • Follow the NSPCC’s TEAM approach:
    • Talk – to your child/children about staying safe online, what worries them and you about them being online, the emotional aspects of social media (jealousy, self-esteem etc.)
    • Explore their online world together
    • Agree rules about what is ok and not
    • Manage parental controls on all your family’s devices.
    • Repeat – make it part of everyday life

Website Links:

CEOP’s Thinkuknow:  Thinkuknow for 5-7 year olds and Thinkuknow for 8-10 year olds.

Safety net Kids: Safety net kids top 10 tips for staying safe online.

UK Safer Internet Centre: Primary Zone and Parents & Carers page.

Online Safety Guides for Parents: