As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online.
You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child stay safe online. There is a wealth of advice and resources available to support you as as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively.
It is really important to chat with your children on an ongoing basis about staying safe online. Not sure where to begin? These conversation starter suggestions can help.
Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
What games do you and your friends like to play online?
Can you show me the websites you visit the most?
Shall we play your favourite game online together?
Ask them about how they stay safe online.
What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them?
What is OK and not OK to share?
Ask them if they know where to go for help.
Where can they go to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use?
Think about how you each use the internet.
What more could you do to use the internet together?
Are there activities that you could enjoy as a family?