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Stay Safe Online

As a parent, you need to know what your children are doing online, what the risks are and how to mitigate the risks for them. But there is also general advice that doesn't just apply to a particular app, or a particular device, that is just as important, and if not, more important to help your children understand.

Here are the top three things to teach your children about staying safe online and being a responsible digital citizen, courtesy of Safe on Social.

Tip #1: Talk to children about online privacy issues, making sure they know to never to identify personal information such as their full name, address, age, school and don’t ever post photos in their school uniform.

Tip #2: Teach your children to not share personal information or photos/videos of someone else online without their permission. And if they don't give their permission, to respect their decision about their privacy online.

Tip #3: Make sure the young people in your care know that under no circumstances they should go and meet up with anyone they meet online. Stranger Danger rules apply online as much as they do in real life.

If you want to see the other top tips for parents,  the Safe on Social Toolkit is available on our Portal in the Cyber Education and Child Protection folder.