Parents - please help keep your children safe online

With more children and young people using resources on the internet for learning and leisure during the coronavirus lockdown, ensuring their safety online is all the more important.

Parents - please help keep your children safe online

With more children and young people using resources on the internet for learning and leisure during the coronavirus lockdown, ensuring their safety online is all the more important.

There are some basic, sensible steps that young people, parents and carers can take to keep safe online. These include:

  • not posting personal information such as mobile number or address
  • when posting a photo or video of yourself online think about what's in the photo or video and who can access it
  • never share passwords
  • don’t befriend or link with people you don’t know
  • never meet up with someone in person you’ve met online

There are a range of tips for keeping children safe online here, courtesy of the NSPCC: www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ 

If something happens online to a child that has made them feel unsafe, scared or worried, they should report it immediately on the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) website.

Anyone worried that a child is in immediate danger should call 999.

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