Despite the best efforts of social media companies, there’s a risk your child might find stumble across it or find the video of the mosque attack online.
Carolyn Bunting, CEO of Internet Matters, said: “Seeing a video like this can be deeply disturbing for a child.”
Supporting children with parental controls and coping strategies
“The internet will be working very hard to remove the video but because it will have been shared and renamed so many times, there is always a risk of your child seeing it – so therefore make sure you sit down and have a conversation with them so they understand what has happened and that if something springs up on their timeline that they are unsure about, do not watch it and take the necessary steps to report it to the website they are on.
“Tools like parental controls and safe search settings on search engines can help to protect your children from accessing inappropriate content, but you can’t check everything they see on the internet. You need to help them avoid unsuitable content, and cope with it if they see it.
Here are our tips for parents in case children accidentally view the video online.