So, how can you protect your child online?
The answer is simple. If you understand the internet and understand what the risks are, there are a number of things you can do that will make your child safer online...
Being involved and talking to children
Social Networks have a minimum age restriction, usually age thirteen. Talk to your children about the reasons behind the age restriction. Accessing such sites too early can expose children to unnecessary bullying and inappropriate content.
It is also very important that children feel comfortable talking to someone about things that have happened online. Talking to your children will help you to understand the ways in which they are using the internet, social media and their mobile phone. Talking to your children about responsible behaviour is important as sometimes children who are victims of cyberbullying may also be involved in cyberbullying others. Ensure they know they can go and talk to you or an adult at school if they are being bullied and need support.
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