Children and young people spend a lot of time online and may face risks such as cyberbullying or being exposed to inappropriate content.
Whether you're unsure about what happens online or are familiar with new technology, it's important that you talk to your child about staying safe. It may feel daunting, but you don't need to be an expert on the internet. Understanding what children do online and the risks they face will help you keep your child safe online.
Torbay Virtually Safe offer support and guidance for parents and carers living in Torbay. You can also visit the NSPCC website for help and guidance on online safety or you will find advice on ThinkUKnow and Child Net.
The NSPCC has launched a new campaign called Share Aware, offering advice and information for parents and carers who are worried about their children’s use of the internet and social networks. Find out more and download the information guides here.