NSPCC help to keep children safe online

To help people in Northern Ireland keep their children safe online, NSPCC Northern Ireland are delivering virtual online safety talks for parents.

They are free to join and are presented by experienced NSPCC staff, who provide advice, tips, and signposting to free resources and extra support. The charity provides these free 30 minute webinars for parents, grandparents and carers which can be adapted to add content relevant to the particular age group and concerns of the parents attending.

Topics include: Why children enjoy using the internet and how it can help them, as well as the risks and concerns that families might have about their child’s use of the internet, exploring how families can navigate the digital landscape together safely. These webinars are free and are designed to give parents and carers a virtual opportunity to gather advice, tips and support, along with signposting to other free and useful resources.

Parents can get support via the NSPCC and O2’s co-created resource Net Aware, designed to help parents and children get information on the latest social media sites, apps and games, provide advice and tips and be a helpful part of coping with self-isolation. Talking to your child about their digital lives is important and these webinars are here to make that discussion much easier. If you’d like to organise one of the webinars for yourself or on behalf of a group (community group, staff team or school), contact [email protected] and for advice on keeping your children safe online, there are useful tips at https://www.net-aware.org.uk/news/new-devices/ www.net-aware.org.uk/news/five-online-safety-tips-from-five-experts/