Starting a conversation about online safety
It can be difficult to know how to start talking to your child about what they’re doing online or who they might be speaking to. But talking regularly, like you would about their day at school, will help your child feel relaxed and mean that when they do have any worries, they’re more likely to come and speak to you. It can help to:
For children, online life is real life. It can help to think about how your child could feel sharing what they're doing online before you talk to them.
Some emotions they could be feeling are:
Be Kind Online
Online Safety Information
Safety/Handy Guides for Parents
Below you will find some really helpful guides to social media accounts, apps and games which your child might use or access.
Please read them for some handy tips to make the most of privacy settings and to ensure your child is safe online.
Useful Websites and Numbers