Talking digital with kids

Expert tips to get kids talking

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Conversation starter tips

Help children deal with online issues and open up about their digital lives with these simple tips.

  • Talk with children from an early age to make it easier to maintain good communication
  • Have bitesize conversations that are relevant to them
  • Choose to talk when you are due to spend some time together, like over a meal or during their bedtime routine
  • Bring digital experience into normal, everyday conversations
  • Model the behaviour you want them to show by sharing about your day
  • Be open and encouraging to make them feel supported
  • Ask open-ended questions
  • Ensure that your child feels listened to rather than cornered
  • When they start talking, hold off with questions and really listen
  • Be prepared, calm and patient with them

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