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General Category => General Cookham Discussions => Topic started by: Thames Valley Police on February 16, 2018, 04:38:06 PM

Title: Help keep your children safe online
Post by: Thames Valley Police on February 16, 2018, 04:38:06 PM
The internet is a fantastic place for young people to learn, play and socialise but it’s vital that they’re aware of its dangers and how to stay safe.

 Here’s a few tips to help your child stay safe online:

Make sure your child knows what personal information is and that they’re share aware

Ensure you understand the social media your child is using. If you don’t know your Roblox from your Snapchat or are getting in a Twitch trying to keep on top of the social media networks your child is using, visit the Net Aware website

Follow the NSPCC’s TEAM approach:
Talk – to your child/children about staying safe online, what worries them and you about them being online, the emotional aspects of social media (jealousy, self-esteem etc.)

Explore their online world together

Agree rules about what is ok and not

Manage parental controls on all your family’s devices.
Repeat – make it part of everyday life
If you need help setting up parental controls, adjusting privacy settings or need advice on social networks call the free O2 & NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5002.