Educating children about being safe online is as fundamentally important as teaching them how to cross the road.
By maintaining an open dialogue with your child and encouraging them to talk to you about their internet use, parents can help children access the amazing resources the internet has to offer whilst keeping them safe online.
Children need to be equipped so that they don't feel bad telling you about what they see and do online.
The most important thing in the whole world of child
e-safety is that parents need to have a discourse with their children about their online activity from the start.
Children should be invited to talk with their parents about what they do online in the same way they do about offline activities. Conversations about online and offline lives are equally important.
See overleaf for some suggested conversation starters.