It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. Or know how to keep them safe.
NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to help parents untangle the web. And teach their children to be Share Aware.
Because, just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online.
Talk about their online world
We talk to children about crossing the road, bullying and speaking to strangers. But what about staying safe in the digital world?
Having regular conversations about what your child is doing online – just like you would their day at school – is the best way to keep them safe.
You’ll be able to spot any problems, encourage them to come to you if they’re worried and make sure they know what’s ok to share online – and what’s not.
You can find out more about the social networks, apps and games your child uses with the NSPCC’s Net Aware tool.
3 tips to help start the conversation
- Explore sites and apps together and talk about any concerns.
- Ask your child if they know how to stay safe online.
- Talk about personal information and what to share online.