As a parent or carer, you can play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online. This is particularly important at the moment when children and young people are using social media to keep in touch with friends as they are unable to meet in the usual ways.
The Government has issued new guidance on staying safe on line. This includes tips on:
- Making best use of parental controls
- Talking to your children and encouraging them to raise any concerns if they are uncomfortable
- Staying healthy by having a balance of activities and managing on-line use
The full guidance is available here.
There are lots of other resources, advice and websites to help you - you do not need to be an expert!
The UK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
ThinkuKnow - advice for Parents on internet safety
Childnet International - all the information you need to keep your child safe online.
Internet matters - supporting families online.