With the world becoming more focused on digital, it can be hard to know how to keep you and your loved ones safe online.
Safer Internet Day (February 6th) is the perfect opportunity to discuss online safety with those you care for. The UK Safer Internet Centre says the theme for 2024’s Safer Internet Day is ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online’. Here we have some simple ways you can start improving you and your loved ones internet safety.
Before downloading any apps or games, it’s best to look at reviews and thoroughly research what they offer such as whether there are any in-app purchases or the opportunity to message other people.
The best way to understand the content that your loved one enjoys is to watch it yourself. It might not be to your own personal tastes, but this will allow you to see what is being said and how this may affect your loved one. If you see anything inappropriate online, that might go against the platform’s community guidelines, then it’s important to report it
Resources and support
The UK Safer Internet Centre has a whole host of resources and support tips to help you keep ypur loved ones safe online