Talking to your child 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.
Online Safety – Be Aware
We tell our children to share but online it’s different. In fact, sometimes sharing online can be dangerous. That’s why we’re asking parents to be Share Aware and keep children safe online. Below we have offered two links to websites created by the NSPCC with advice on helping your child to stay safe on social networks, apps and games.
Concerned about online grooming?
Make a Report!
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with your child online? Are you concerned about online grooming or sexual behaviour online? If the answer is YES, Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors. For more information regarding online safety, visit the CEOPS website. please click on the image below.
The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.
You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online, you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?
The ThinkuKnow website is really helpful and aims to make online parenting simple and offers many practical tips and simple guidance.
Resources for parents:
Resources for parents to use with children:
- https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ (Children age 4+ can use this site with parental support and guidance
- https://www.internetmatters.org/ Note the Advice by Age tab
73% of four year olds use computers with 41% doing so every day – 25% have their own tablet” with this in mind we really need to be vigilant regarding what our children are viewing. Here are a few websites which offer helpful advice regarding online safety for you as well as your children.