Talk to your child about their use of the internet! Be part of what they are doing.
Make sure you know what devices in your home connect to the internet and how.
Set boundaries! Be clear about how long they can be online and what they can do online.
Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space.
Don’t forget though: Encourage your child to go online and explore! There is a wealth of age-appropriate sites online for your children. Encourage them to use sites which are fun, educational and that will help them to develop online skills.
Try the ‘Think You Know’ Website (part of CEOP)which has great age-appropriate resources and activities for children and advice for parents and teachers
Most social media sites (such as Facebook, Tik Tok, Twitter and Snapchat) are not for children under 13. There is more guidance here
If you or your child have concerns about something that has happened online, remember that you can report this to the police at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)