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Safer Internet Day Top Tips and Advice Pages

The UK Safer Internet Centre has launched top tips and advice pages especially for Safer Internet Day 2018.

These pages contain tips, advice and resources to help young people and their families enjoy technology and the internet together, in a safe and positive way.

Top Tips for children and young people

These pages include top tips about staying safe online as well as using digital empathy skills to promote healthy relationships online, linking with this year’s Safer Internet Day theme; digital wellbeing.

The advice pages for young people are split into two age appropriate sections:

  • Under 11s - Five top tips around staying safe online, what to do if you see something that upsets you, how to be a good friend, saying sorry and taking a step back.
  • 11-18 year olds - Five top tips exploring digital empathy and creating meaningful connections online, managing your digital footprint, thinking critically about what and who you can trust online and being in control of your online activity.

Tips and advice for parents and carers

Our top tips for parents and carers will equip you with advice and guidance on how to support children and young people online.

These tips are a great way to ensure that parents and carers are supporting their children and giving them the tools to stay safe and positive online. They highlight the importance of being involved in a child’s online life and offer ideas and support for starting a conversation about online safety.

All of the top tips can be found on the Safer Internet Day 2018 landing page.