Top Tips for Parents

Top E-Safety Tips for Parents


1. Know what your children are doing online and who they are talking to. It’s easier to supervise younger children and encourage safe surfing behaviour when they first start to use the computer.


2. Make using the computer a family activity and place laptops and other devices that connect to the internet in a family room.


3. Help your children to understand that they should never give out personal details to online friends. Personal information includes their messenger ID, email address, mobile number and any pictures of themselves, their family or friends.


4. If your child receives emails from people they don’t know (such as junk or spam emails) remind them never to open them, believe them, reply to them or use them.


5. Help your child to understand that some people lie online and that therefore it’s better to keep online friends online. They should never meet up with any strangers without an adult they trust.


6. Always keep communication open for a child to know that it’s never too late to tell you if something makes them feel uncomfortable.

7. If you are worried about someone who has contacted your child online, or would like further advice about other online safety issues, there are people who can help. Visit