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Tagged / Guide For Parents

Tagged — Guide For Parents

As a parent you play a crucial role in helping your child have safe and positive experiences online. By understanding how children and young people use the internet, the risks they face and the strategies to manage risks, you can help enable your children to enjoy the best of the online world.

Tagged encourages young people to reflect on the real life consequences caused by cyberbullying, sexting, and a negative digital reputation. The themes of personal and peer safety and responsibility are crucial to maintaining positive online behaviour and digital reputation into adulthood.

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What you can do

  • Be aware of what your teenager is doing online and explore it with them. Try to locate the computer in a shared or visible place in the home.
  • Discuss the kinds of sites that are okay to explore and those that are not, and have clear rules about online activities.
  • If your child is using social networking sites ensure that they understand the privacy features—in particular how to set their profile to private and limit access to their information. Encourage them to screen online ‘friends’ and block anyone that sends offensive content.
  • Keep the lines of communication open so your child will be comfortable to talk to you if something is worrying them.
  • Help your child to develop the skills they need to interact safely and respectfully online.

Educate yourself

Educate your teenagers