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Talking about Online Safety

Let's Talk About Life Online


As a parent or carer, the best tool to support your child in leading a happy and safe life online is open conversation.


This Parents' Guide gives advice on how to begin these discussions, how to work together as a family to support your child online, and how to handle difficult conversations or situations. Each section has examples of questions to use to start conversations around safe and positive internet use, and key messages to share with your child.

When talking about online safety with your child, the letters SMART are a good place to start: