Socialising online safely

Find tips and tools to help your child stay connected with family and friends safely and share responsibly online.

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Tips to manage your kids’ virtual playdates
Use our guide to help children socialise online safely and securely while schools are closed.
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Navigating social media safely
Get tools and tips to support your child’s digital wellbeing on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
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Social Media Top Tips
Social networks are a great place for young people to stay in touch with friends and demonstrate their creativity. As ...
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Social media parents guide
Advice for parents on conversations to have before children get social
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WhatsApp social media guide
With over 1.5 billion users, WhatsApp has become one of the most used messaging apps. Find out what feature you ...
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Social media advice hub
We've created a hub of advice to help you encourage your teen to build up the tools to make social ...
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ESET – Modern Parenting
ESET has created modern safety rules to support parents about online safety for children.
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ThinkUKnow: Home activity packs
ThinkUKnow has created a page with resources to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools.
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Foster carers: awareness raising
A downloadable presentation and factsheets designed to raise awareness for foster carers about online risks and support for looked after ...
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Keeping children in care safe online
Most children in care use the internet safely but there are risk factors which can make them more vulnerable online. ...
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Using placement pans to keep children safe online
If you're a foster carer or social worker make sure you consider online safety before, during and after any placement.
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Manage children social activity tips
It’s important to keep the conversation going and take an interest in what your child is doing online. Here’s your ...
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Social Media profile tips
Get tips to help your child create a good social media presence online that will help them build a good ...
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