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Young people online

Young people live their lives online and you may have already put in place boundaries to keep them safe. With top tips and advice, you can develop your online parenting skills.

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  • Responding to issues
    Online grooming: how does it work?

    Some people try to use social media, live streaming platforms and apps to groom children and young people. It's important you understand how this works so you can protect them.

  • Responding to issues
    Online sexual abuse: webcam and images

    An increasing number of children are being sexually abused over webcam or live streaming platforms. This can be just as harmful as 'contact' sexual abuse. Ensure your children know they can get help at any time and find out what you can do to support them.

  • Responding to issues
    Worried about your child and online porn?

    It’s no secret that pornography is readily available online. Should you be worried about your children accessing it?

  • Advice
    Nude selfies: a parents' guide

    Teenagers tell us that sharing sexual pictures and videos is not unusual. It can be risky but don’t panic, there are steps you can take if things get out of control.

  • Responding to issues
    Reporting to social media sites

    The simplest way to have information about your child removed from a website or app, is to contact the site itself. Find out how to report to popular websites and apps.

  • Responding to issues
    Has your child used online dating services?

    Meeting and chatting to others online is normal for the majority of teenagers, but using online dating services may put them at risk.