Being aware of what your child/ren are doing online is extremely important and communicating regularly about this will help.
Social networking can offer a lot of positives, but can also pose some problems for children. It’s important to monitor your child’s profiles online to ensure that they are being safe online, this includes checking their ‘friends’ are people that they actually know and trust.
If students encounter issues with other people online, they should block and report the other party. We would also recommend reporting issues to the police if necessary.
A useful guide to the different social networking sites can be found here.
As part of our ongoing commitment to keeping young people safe, we would like to share a useful website for parents – stop, speak, support and Online Safety Guides for Parents and Carers