Helpful Tips

Helpful tips to keep safe online
 
Get involved: become familiar with social networking sites. Ask your child about them, Create an account, find out about what it is about (it is free). Some sites have information and advice for parents.
 
Know how to use the safety tools on the service – privacy settings and how to block, for example.
 
Agree on responsible use – agree on what is OK and not OK to post, always respect others, ask permission of those concerned.
 
Agree on rules – make sure your children know the safety tips. Know the SMART rules about giving out personal information and meeting up with people you don’t know.
 
Know where to report abuse and get help.  See the links below.