Project Support Assistant, Mencap – Richard Lawrence

I enjoy using social media sites like Facebook. A few years ago my Facebook account was hacked and I didn’t know what to do about it. I got very upset but then a trusted friend suggested changing my password and privacy settings to stay safe online. This support was really helpful and that’s why information and guides, like this one produced by Childnet, and Mencap’s SafeSurfing internet safety training course, are so important for parents of children with a learning disability. The Childnet guide helps parents understand how they can keep their children safe online – how to help children with a learning disability understand what content is safe and what content is inappropriate or dangerous, as well as how to talk to them about internet safety in an accessible way. By using this guide, parents can help children with a learning disability have a safe and enjoyable experience online.