The Internet can be wonderful for children. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other children, and play interactive games.
But online access also comes with risks, like inappropriate content, cyberbullying and online predators. Using apps and websites where children interact, predators may pose as a child or teen looking to make a new friend. They might prod the child to exchange personal information, such as address and phone number, or encourage kids to call them, seeing their phone number via caller ID.
Parents should be aware of what their children see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves. Talk with your kids, use tools to protect them, and keep an eye on their activities.
Below there are two links that you can use to support you and your child to keep safe on the internet. Remember if you have any questions we have an ‘open door’ policy and we are here to help.