Starting a conversation with your child about a sensitive issue or something you don’t usually talk about isn’t always easy, especially if this means you will be talking about things they prefer to keep private, but there are ways to make having these conversations with your child easier.
The internet provides young people with lots of opportunities, but unfortunately they can also encounter risks. Learn more about how you can support lesbian, gay, bi, trans or queer young people online.
Offenders use the internet to lie about their identity in order to harm young people. Our article provides advice on talking to your child about online blackmail, and offers advice on how you can support them to identify risk online and access help if they need it.
The Video Standards Council Rating Board is the national video games regulator. They have been rating video games for 14 years using the PEGI (Pan European Game Information) rating system on an advisory basis, but in 2012 they were formally designated as the legal authority for rating video games in the UK.
Most children in care use the internet safely but there are risk factors which can make them more vulnerable online. As a carer there are steps you can take to keep them safe.