The summer is finally here but staying safe online is just as important as ever. Here are some top tips from the Safer Internet Centre that you can share with parents to help keep young people safe online over the holidays.
Top of the list: Have a conversation!
Here are some pointers to get the conversation started.
Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
Ask them about how they stay safe online. What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
Ask them if they know where to go for help, where to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use.
Encourage them to help someone! Perhaps they can show you how to do something better online or they might have a friend who would benefit from their help and support.
Think about how you each use the internet. What more could you do to use the internet together? Are there activities that you could enjoy as a family?