Mobile phones, tablets, laptops and computers have been essential tools for keeping Scotland’s children educated and entertained, especially during lockdown. Sadly, more time online has increased the risk of online exploitation and abuse, making it more important than ever that parents and carers learn how to protect their children from internet-savvy online abusers.
The key to helping keep your kids safe is to be curious. Be calm, friendly and chatty about what your children are doing online – ask them lots of questions about what they look at online and who they are talking to. And don’t just ask them just once, make it a habit to have a regular check in with them about their online lives.