NSPCC & O2's 'Strangers Online'
By being aware of what sites they use, making them aware of how to block people they don't know and encouraging them to keep their accounts private, you can help your child be in control of what they share to protect them from issues such as grooming.
The NSPCC and O2 some great advice to help your child make smart choices about who they talk to and what they share online.
Childline's guide to cyberbullying
If your child is being cyberbullied on social networks, there are lots of ways that you can put a stop to it such as reporting it, blocking the person(s) who is bullying your child and taking screenshots of the bullying comments.
We've created a cyberbullying guide offering the right expert advice to help protect your child from cyberbullying.
See our top Internet Manners to help you and your child get to grips with behaviours that will promote a kinder social media world.
Also, if you suspect that your child might be hurting others online through bullying, in this article "Help! My child is a Cyberbully", Lauren Seager-Smith of Anti-bullying Alliance offers great advice on what you can do to help them.
Parent stories and expert advice
Here are a selection of articles from parents and online safety experts to give you further tips on how to help your child stay safe on social media.
Mum of three shares her experience to help others who may also be going through the same digital parenting challenges.
See what the expert say on questions surrounding oversharing and monitoring what children share online.
Additional tools and resources
To help your child make smart choices on social, we’ve pulled together a selection of useful expert e-safety resources.
An introduction to social media for parents
This practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media platforms was developed by Internet Matters, NSPCC, Parent Zone, and UK Safer Internet Centre.
Brief summary of why children use social media
Outline of the risks children may need to deal with
Practical tips to help minimise the risks your child might face
This template will help you set boundaries as a family, and help your child get the best out of their digital world