Online and mobile technology has transformed how people work and communicate in business, education and social settings. However, we all need to be careful in all our online exchanges, particularly children and young people who might not understand the risks in sharing their personal information online with friends or strangers.

Ards and North Down PCSP provides tips to help parents and carers keep children safe online:
• have the conversation early and often 
• explore online together  
• know who your child is talking to online 
• set rules and agree boundaries  
• make sure that content is age-appropriate 
• use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor or report content 
• check they know how to use privacy settings and reporting tools