Internet Safety Day is coming up on February 8th. It’s a good reminder that one of the best things we can do to help young people to enjoy the online world safely is to talk to them about it. These 50 simple prompts can be used in everyday chat to open up conversations about critical thinking, fact-checking, behaviour and safety online.
Once your child has a phone, or access to the internet, it’s impossible to shield them entirely from potentially viewing, or being sent, inappropriate content. However, there are many tools available which can help to filter or block things that are adult or distressing. As parents, it’s important for us to familiarise ourselves with the settings on any devices in our homes and make use of parental controls.