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Keeping your little ones safe online

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  • Author: amyr

Whether you are puzzled by parental controls or would like to get knowledgeable about gaming, we can help. The internet provides a space for your child to communicate, explore, laugh and learn. There are lots of ways you can support them in doing these things safely.

We know that it can sometimes be challenging to keep up to speed with what your child is doing online. Here are a few useful ways to help keep your child safe.

Looking for advice on where to begin?

Childnet International has developed a toolkit which offers practical tips and advice on different aspects of keeping your child safe online. The toolkit can help support parents and carers of any age child to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.

Looking for more information on a topic?

Hot topics include information about different online risks and advice on how to support your child in tackling them. They include advice for different ages and stages along with age appropriate conversation starters.

For advice on key topics such as online grooming, screen time, gaming, social media, cyberbullying and more, click here.

Looking for advice on talking to your child about staying safe online?

A simple and effective way to get involved with your child and their life online is through discussion. By maintaining an open dialogue with your child and encouraging them to talk to you about their internet use, you can help your child access the amazing resources the internet has to offer whilst keeping them safe online.

For ideas about starting a conversation with your child, click here.

Looking for help with an online safety concern?

If you are worried about an online issue concerning your child, click on the links below for more advice and reporting routes: