The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices.
However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge.
You may sometimes feel that your children have better technical skills than you do, however children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online.
Issues that your child may encounter on the internet will vary depending on their age and online activities.
See below for some advice and links for other ideas.
Useful sites for further information and advice:
NSPCC - National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children: Advice and support for adults concerned about a child.
CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre: Organisation that works to stop child abuse on the internet.
Kidsmart: A safety programme website for schools, young people, parents, and agencies, produced by the children's internet charity Childnet International.
Safer Internet Centre: Advice and support for adults on how to approach internet safety.