How can parents ‘Be the Change’ this Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 7th February, 2017?
This Safer Internet Day the global theme is ‘Be the change: unite for a better internet’ and we’re calling on parents to get involved.
Here are ideas about how you can ‘Be the change’:
- Be engaged: talk regularly with your children about how they use technology, and find out what their digital life is like. Perhaps you can start off by discussing your favourite apps or games?
- Be curious: technology continually changes, and while you don’t need to be a tech expert, you do need to be curious about the apps and services your children use, how they are used and what safety tools they have available.
- Be there: the most important thing is to ensure that you are there if something goes wrong. Your child might be very embarrassed to discuss the issue they are facing so reassure them that they can turn to you no matter what.
For further information and advice please follow this link www.internetmatters.org