Additional support for parents, social media & the internet

How To Talk To Your Child About Social Media And The Internet

The internet offers huge opportunities. From a young age, children have the chance to learn, research, play games, have fun and connect with family who may not live nearby. But it’s important to help them to use the online world in a way that’s safe and positive for their mental health.

That’s why it’s good to have regular conversations about the internet and social media from a young age – it should be as ordinary as talking about the weather, the dog, or something you’ve watched on TV.

Please make use of the links below:

Calderdale Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service Guide for Families

Parents/Carers Guide

Be Aware

To keep children safe, please spend some time with your child looking at what they have on phones, laptops etc. and discuss how they use them. Please also be aware of video calling apps. Please click here to find out what parents need to know: 

Protect Young Eyes

Further Information

Further advice for both parents and students about how to stay safe online is available on the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) command website:


Parent/Carer Support

In times of crisis or if needing further support, please find some useful links and information.

Parents Mental Health Support | Advice for Your Child | YoungMinds

Refuge National Domestic Abuse Helpline 

Stop Domestic Abuse





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