Let's talk about life online


Parents' and Carers' Guide: Let's talk about life online

As a parent or carer, the best tool to support your child in leading a happy and safe life online is open conversation.

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Online gaming means you can play in real time with people across the world through a computer, games console, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet. Games can offer children a world of adventure to immerse themselves in, but it’s important to understand how children can stay safe and what games are appropriate for their age.

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Social Media & Live Streaming

Social networking sites such as Instagram and Facebook are popular with young people, even those who are of primary age. These types of sites allow young people to be incredibly creative online, keep in touch with their friends as well as sharing photos and videos. Learn about the apps your children are using.

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Messaging & Video calling​

Messaging and video apps that let you send messages, share photos, and make video or voice calls.

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Screen Time

Find out about setting screen-time limits and helping children moderate their own habits and finding the right balance for your family's needs and lifestyle.

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Useful Websites

Links to useful websites such as Childnet, ThinkUKnow, Internet matters and many more for further help and advice.

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If you’re worried about anything you or your child come across online, you should report it immediately. Find out the various ways you can make a report.

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Guidance on how to set parental controls and privacy settings


Cyber Bullying

Find out what cyberbullying is and how you can help you child.

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Digital Wellbeing

What is digital wellbeing?

With the online world being such a huge part of young people's lives today, it's very important that we help them to understand how to use it safely, sensibly and with an awareness of how it can impact on them.

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