Child Safety Online
The internet can be a fantastic place for children and young people to talk to friends, be creative and have fun.
However, just like in the real world, sometimes things can go wrong.
Parents and carers can reduce the risks by following these simple tips:
- Set up and use parental control software on children’s computer, mobile and games consoles
- Keep the computer where you can supervise its use and ask children to show you the sites they use
- Talk to your child about their online friends. Who are they? What are their intentions?
- Explain the dangers of chat rooms and that they should tell you immediately if anyone talks about forming a closer relationship, or suggests a meeting.
- Don't allow your children to give out personal information or photographs without supervision
- Make sure young people know who to tell if they are worried about something online
- Know where to get help if you are concerned about contact made to a child or young person online
Take the internet safety quiz with your child today.
For a wide range of information, advice and guidance about child safety online, visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk
To report any concerns you have about child safety, call 101, make a report to CEOP www.ceop.police.uk/Ceop-Report or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Remember, if you need immediate help dial 999.