Online Safety

Keeping children safe online

Parent/carers will doubtless know how important the internet is to children and young people. They use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves in all types of creative ways. This may be through sharing photos and videos, blogging, gaming, or even developing their own apps. It is a place of amazing opportunities.

The technology children use in their daily lives can also seem daunting. Children and their parents/carers may worry about the risks online, such as bullying, contact from strangers, as well as the possibility of access to inappropriate or illegal content.

To help everyone stay safe, it’s important that parents/carers understand how children and young people tend to use mobile technology and the internet.