The internet and mobile phones have changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many adults, this can all be a bit too much.
Sometimes adults struggle to keep up with the things children are doing online, with their mobile or smart phone. Parents might wonder whether what children are doing is safe, and parents might can easily think how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?
Follow our hints, tips and advice links below.
Parents – where do you start?
Read more about how to protect your children online:
For parents & carers it can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, this link can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.
Use parental controls at home
The big 4 internet providers—BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media—provide customers with free parental controls. We know that children can be bothered by things they see on-line. Filters can be a helpful way in reducing the chances of coming across something upsetting. Find out more and watch a ‘how to video’ from your provider: