Online money management guide

What parents and carers need to know

As more children and young people start to spend money online through gaming and social media platforms we’ve created this guide to help parents and carers equip them with the skills they need to do this smartly and safely.

Equip children with good online money habits

As money increasingly becomes just numbers on a screen, it can be difficult for children to understand its value and importance. Working with online safety expert, Karl Hopwood, we’ve created this hub to help parents support young people about building good online money management habits. You’ll also find guidance on how to help them have a better understanding of how to manage their money online and make more informed decisions.

In-game Spending & Social Media Scams

Guides from experts

  • In-game spending guide
    This guide is where you will find out more about the types of in-game spending that children can be exposed to when playing their favourite online games.
    10 minutes read
  • Social media scams guide
    Learn more about how social media can influence young people’s spending habits and how to equip them with the skills to recognise social media scams.
    10 minutes read
  • Expert panel article
    Internet Matters expert panel share their thoughts about how to help children think more critically about how to manage money online.
    3 minutes read

What do parents tell us?

Mum of two shares her experience of helping her children manage money online
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Supporting resources and guides

Use these resources to learn more about how children and young people navigate social media and gaming platforms. This will help you give them the right support to stay safe and make smarter choices about how they spend money online.

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