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Staying Safe Online - Advice for Parents/Carers

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    1. Do you have questions about online safety? Look at the NSPCC website or contact the NSPCC phone helpline on 0808 8005002.
    2. Did you know you can set up age appropriate parental controls on your home broadband? Find out more.
    3. Ensure your children are using appropriate websites, apps and gamers using age ratings and review sites such as Common Sense Media or for games PEGI game rating or Ask about games
    4. Do you and your children understand the risks of livestreaming? Find out more from ThinkUKnow
    5. What should you do if your child sees something upsetting online? Follow the advice on UK Safer Internet Centre blog.
    6. How many hours a day do you think is acceptable for your child to be on devices? Find out more from Childnet
    7. How well do your young people know their contacts on their social networking sites, games or their media? Keep talking to them about who they communicate with … Not sure where to begin – Check out these conversation starter tips from Childnet
    8. Download the termly Online Safety Newsletter for Parents produced by Dorset Police Safe Schools & Communities Team.
    9. Looking for good online safety information for your 9 to 12-year old? Try the BBC #OwnIt website or app for lots of different articles, videos and ideas to help your child navigate the online space safely
    10. Does your child need advice and support after being bullied online? Look at StopSpeakSupport or Childline
    11. Do you have a child using Tik Tok? This app can be fun, but there are risks. Find out more in the parent guide from ParentZone
    12. How do you encourage your child or young person away from their screens and be more engaged in family time?  For ideas visit the FID