Online safety issues
See advice on a range of online issues that your child may face to help them enjoy the digital world safely and smartly.
The internet is a fantastic place for children to learn, create and have fun, but they may occasionally have to deal with a variety of sometimes challenging issues.
These might include cyberbullying, the pressure to take part in sexting, encouragement to self-harm, viewing pornography, along with various others. But there are positive things you can do to equip yourself and your child, support them in resolving any issue they may face.
We’ve created a number of advice hubs to help you learn more and deal with these issues with your child.
Cyberbullying is one of the most far-reaching issues facing children today. Support your child with expert advice.
Pornographic, violent, gambling and ideological content can be inappropriate for children that are still in their formative years.
As children become more relaxed about talking to strangers online, it’s important to talk about the potential risks and how to stay safe.
A child’s online reputation can be affected by what they publish and post online. This can stay with them for life.
Learn more about the impact screen time can have on children and how to make the most of it to support your child.
Online pornography and sexualised imagery are easily accessible on the internet, learn how to protect your child from stumbling across it.
Children can use the internet to educate themselves about self-harm and connect with pro-self-harm communities.
Sexual messaging and image sharing between children and their boyfriends or girlfriends or people they’ve met online can have unwanted consequences for children.
Children can be introduced to ideas online that may be considered extreme and become radicalised, see what you can do to prevent this.