Top tips for being a good online role model

Children will model what they see family and friends doing: this applies just as much online as elsewhere in life. It is important that parents and carers show children and young people how to behave safely and responsibly.

  • Limit the time that you spend online: make sure there is some family time where you are not all plugged in
  • Be careful what you post: for example many parents post pictures of their children in school uniform – this is putting your children at risk
  • If your child can see your social media postings, are you sure everything you and your contacts are writing is suitable for your child – sometimes there are better ways to monitor.

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