There has been a sharp rise in children and young people using video conferencing apps. Internet Matters expert, Dr Elizabeth Milovidov shares her insights on how to make socialising online safer.
Today, children and young people are using video conferencing apps at increasing numbers, whether for class, for catching up with friends, or for reaching out to the family. And as more people are trying to maintain connections during the pandemic, we are letting babies and toddlers gurgle happily on camera via video chat platforms too.
But how we can maintain those connections and support our children, young people and even babies, in safe and responsible use as they socialise online?
General tips for online socialising fun:
No matter what platform you are using, continue to update the software regularly as tech companies provide security fixes in every update.
And as always continue the conversations with your children about their online activities, whether you are sitting next to them during the chat or not.
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