Digital Safety

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.
  • 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 to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
  • Encourage them to help someone! Perhaps they can show you how to do something better on line or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
  • Think about how you each use the internet. What more could you do to use the internet together?

Visit saferinternet.org to find out more

O2 and NSPCC have set up a free helpline for parents 0808 8 005 002

Find more info and guidance from O2 on internet safety here