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.
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To keep children safe, please spend some time with your child looking at what they have on phones, laptops etc, and discussing how they use them. Please be aware that a video calling app called 'Houseparty' is currently going around on social media. Please click here to find out what parents need to know:
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:
In times of crisis or if needing further support, please find some useful links and information.