Talking about Online Safety-NSPCC advice

Talking to your children can be hard, especially about their online activities. They can often talk about things you know nothing about and you don’t know how to respond to them. This only gets more difficult as they children get older and explore different areas of the online world.

The NSPCC has released some information to help you talk to your child and start those sometimes difficult conversations.

You can find the whole article by clicking on this link.

Talking to your child about staying safe online

There is information about:

  • Exploring apps and sites together.
  • Getting online safety advice.
  • Asking them about things they might have seen which make them feel uncomfortable.
  • Talking about how they can stay safe online.
  • Finding out how safe are the sites, apps and games they use?
  • Reassuring them you won’t overreact- you’re just looking out for them.
  • Being share aware- talk about what its ok and not ok to share online.
  • What to do if you’re worried about your child online.
  • Speaking to experts in O2 stores.

Remember, its important to talk to your child about their online activities and what they do. They won’t necessarily come to you with their worries. When we asked the children in school even the youngest Nursery children said they wouldn’t tell a grown up if they had a problem for fear that their device would be taken off them.

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