Top 10 tips for helping your children stay safe online

As the world marks Internet Safety Day today, the NSPCC warns that the safety of young people online is a growing problem.

Below we've listed some tips for helping your children stay safe online.

  • Ask your child what they do online
  • Let your child teach you how to use social networking and games
  • Know who your child is talking to online
  • Set rules and agree boundaries
  • Make sure the content their looking at is age-appropriate
  • Use parental and privacy controls
  • Check the privacy settings on any online account your children have
  • Have conversations early and often
  • Most sites have 'reporting tools,' make sure your child knows how to find them
  • Seek further advice

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