We want to support our parents by making them aware of issues using technology, so that they can be able to actively guide their children effectively and support them to become safe digital citizens. After all, there is a strong likelihood that our children’s future jobs will involve using technology that probably hasn’t even be invented yet.
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place via technology. As a parent/ carer it can be difficult to know who to turn to for help and advice. CEOP and other experts in this field offer this advice and practical steps on how to protect and support their child if they are being cyberbullied.
How to support your child’s online use
ADVICE FROM UK SAFER INTERNET CENTRE Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. Uk Safer Internet Centre know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so they hope that the following advice helps.
FOUR STEPS 1. Have ongoing conversations with your children about staying safe online 2. Use safety tools on social networks and other online services, eg Facebook privacy settings 3. Decide if you want to use parental controls on your home internet 4. Understand devices and the parental control tools they offer in our Parents’ Guide to Technology