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Parents and Carers
Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online
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. Our advice and resources are here to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively.
Parents guide to technology
Looking for advice on how to support your child in using a laptop safely and responsibly? Read our guide and FAQs.
Looking for advice on how to support your child in using a smart speaker safely and responsibly? Read our guide and…
Looking for advice on how to support your child in using a games console safely and responsibly? Read our guide and FAQs…
Have a conversation
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?
Blogs and advice
Twitter Spaces – A guide for Professionals, Parents and Carers
Discover more about Twitter Spaces and what considerations there are for professionals, parents and carers.
BeReal – A guide for parents and carers to the new social media app
Have you heard of the all new social media app, BeReal?
New think tank report aimed at ‘turning tide of online child sexual abuse’ draws on IWF data
The Police Foundation has published a new report, focusing on what can be done to “turn the tide” on online…
Revenge Porn Helpline Launches Campaign in Scotland to Support Adults Experiencing Intimate Image Abuse
As part of a new campaign for Scotland, the Revenge Porn Helpline, operated by SWGfL, is urging any adult (aged…
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