We all know how amazing the Internet is and we often wonder how we could live without in our everyday lives.  Our children are no different, they can play, learn, create and connect and by doing this they open up a whole new world of exciting possibilities.

The digital world is developing at a fast past so how can parents make sure their children stay safe?

There are a number of organisations working hard to keep up to date with the latest developments. These include a series of guide books written by parents, for parents. The books are clearly written and demystify apps, services and platforms popular with young people you can download, print and share by clicking this link.

Talking to you children about online safety on a regular basis is the best way to help keep them safe online. If you’re not sure where to start then here’s the advice you need – great ways to begin conversations to keep your child safe online. And you can always call our O2 and NSPCC online safety helpline for free expert advice. 

To our children the internet is like a magician’s hat. It’s full of exciting things to explore and children love it. But whilst they seem to know what they’re doing, sometimes it’s hard for parents to keep track

Do you know how safe the sites, apps and games are that your children use? The NSPCC has worked in partnership with O2 and Net Aware to offer parents useful information about each social network.  To find out more click on this link https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

This article has been produced using information readily available on the websites of the NSPCC, Connect Safely and Net Aware.