With the birth of social media children are spending longer online and becoming more confident behind a keyboard, a smart phone or a tablet. But how safe are they?
Child protection specialist Mark Williams-Thomas reveal a few essential tips on This Morning to help oversee your child’s computer activities and protect them from any dangers thrown at them online.
1. Speak to your children about anything the put online, because anything you put on line is likely to stay there forever.
2. Be careful about pictures and images that are sent to friends and contacts, because these can be easily be passed on to other people.
3. Check who your children are communicating with online. Someone who says they are a 15 year old girl could be a 50 year old man, so make sure they talk to people they know.