Know what your children are doing online and who they are talking to. Ask them to teach you to use any applications you have never used. Keeping the computer in a family room means that you can share your child’s online experience – and they are less likely to act inappropriately (i.e. via a webcam).
Help you children to understand that they should never give out personal details to online friends.
If your child receives junk email and text, remind them never to trust, reply or use them. It is not a good idea for your child to open files that are from people they do not know.
Help your child to understand that some people lie online and that it is better to have their friends as online mates and not people they do not know.
Always keep communication open for a child to know that it is never too late to tell someone if something makes them feel uncomfortable.
Teach young people to block someone online and report it if they feel uncomfortable.