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, 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, and support them in resolving any issue they may face.
Learn about it
Familiarise yourself with the issue your child may be facing or that you are concerned about.
Talk about it
Tips on how to have positive conversations about specific issues; keeping the dialogue honest and open.
Deal with it
Practical help to deal with the issue.
Key internet safety issues
In each section you’ll find specific information about the issue, advice on how to talk about the issue with your child, recommended expert resources, and practical advice on the positive actions you can take.
Many parents won’t be aware of how difficult this issue can be for children, but cyberbullying is one of the most far-reaching issues facing children today.
Online grooming of children by strangers can aim to take advantage of a child’s naivety and inability to protect themselves from dangers.
A child’s online reputation can be affected by what they publish and post online. This can stay with them for life.
Online radicalisation is an increasing concern for parents in the digital age as children can be introduced to ideas that you as parents may not want them to know about.