The internet offers children access to information, communication with their friends and opportunities for exploring the wider world. Children get a lot of benefit from being online.
However they should have parental supervision and good advice to make sure their experiences are happy and safe.
Parents and carers need to be aware of problems that can arise, such as bullying and grooming, and know what to do. Here are some useful links that will provide appropriate information to help you in guiding your children.
Kidsmart – for parents
Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for schools, young people, parents, and agencies, produced by the children’s internet charity Childnet International. This link will take you to practical advice and support on how to help your children use the internet and new technology in safe and responsible ways.
Get Safe On-line
General advice on safe social networking.
Young people, music and the internet
Worried about your children downloading music and want to know what’s legal? This site has all the information you require.
A booklet for parents on all types of chat from instant messaging and chat rooms to mobile phones.