Step 1 – Talk to your child

• Speak to your child about what they enjoy doing online - this will give you a much better idea of what they're getting up to.

• Step into their 'cyberworld'. If you are unsure about how the latest technology works explore it with your child – ask them to demonstrate their favourite apps and 'educate' you about how it works. This is a really useful starting-point for discussion with your child. Alternatively, refer to the links on this page parents' guide to social media.

• Build a positive and open relationship in terms of your child's use of the internet. Encourage them to speak openly and show an interest in how they use social media.

 

pdfInformation Guide: Sexting

pdfInformation Guide: Online Grooming

A PARENT'S GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA
pdfFacebook

pdfInstagram

pdfSnapchat