Keeping kids safe online: Where to start

Net Aware is closing. The partnership between the NSPCC and O2, which created Net Aware, will be coming to an end after a fantastic six years and the Net Aware site will soon be closing down. Visit the NSPCC Online Safety Hub to find advice and resources to help keep every child safe online.

Keeping kids safe online: Where to start

The most important thing you can do is talk to your children about what they do online and how they can stay safe. But it can be difficult to know where to start.

Get your family working together as a TEAM

We have created four simple steps you can follow to make talking online safety a part of your family conversation.  Watch the video to find out more.

Talk to your child regularly about what they’re doing online and how to stay safe. Let them know they can come to you or another trusted adult if they’re feeling worried or upset by anything they have seen. You can use our conversation starters to support you when starting these conversations.

Explore your child’s online activities together. Understand why they like playing certain games and make sure they know what they can do to keep themselves safe.

Agree your own rules as a family when using sites, apps and games. You can use our family agreement template to help you get started.

Manage your technology and use the settings available to keep your child safe. Use our reviews to explore parental controls and safety settings on your child's favourite app, site or game. 

 

If you need a bit more help, watch these three tips to help start the conversation.

What now?

You can find more help in our news and advice articles, or want to know more about an app, site or game?  Take a look at our reviews.

Subtitled TEAM Videos

 

Stay up to date

Get emails on the latest social networks, apps and games your kids are using, so you're always up to date.

Sign up
mother-daughter