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Our parenting experts offer advice on everything from talking to your child about sexting to modelling good behaviour.

Get Informed

Keep up to date with the latest apps and social networks your children are using.

Get advice

Advice and support for parents on key issues such as making friends online and sharing personal information.


In order to help ensure that children have a safe, and positive, experience online, it is important that parents are also aware of privacy and security online and develop the skills to recognise the pitfalls to avoid. Increasingly, one of the most common challenges encountered online are phishing messages or emails.

What is False Information

The internet and digital technologies are becoming a bigger part of children’s lives, and provide them with many benefits and opportunities. As parents it is important to keep our children safe online, and it not only means getting involved and engaging with them about what they are doing, but also developing an understanding of how the internet works.

Be in Ctrl

#BeInCtrl – A Short Film on Online Grooming from PDST Technology in Education on Vimeo. Created to…

Have the chat

Having open communication with your child around internet safety is one of the best ways to help your child navigate the online world safely. Get started with our talking points.

Self-Esteem Online

Being online is now an integral part of teenage life, and the opportunities the internet offers provides young people with many positive benefits. However, just like in the offline world, life online also comes with its share of ups and downs. 

Online Pornography

The reality of life today is that, whether accidentally or on purpose, your child will come across…


For many parents of teens, sexting can be a big concern. Talking to your child can be…


The #TalkListenLearn campaign supports children and parents/guardians online.


Having regular open conversations is one of the most effective ways of supporting your child online.


The #TalkListenLearn campaign has a range of free resources and advice to support families, and you can start the chat using our Topic Generator!

How To

Support and step by step instructions on blocking, reporting, parental controls and more.

TikTok Privacy

It is important to take the time to become familiar with the privacy and safety settings on apps and platforms that your child or teenager is using.  In 2021, TikTok introduced new privacy settings for registered account holders aged 13-15, this means that some of the default settings vary depending on the registered age of the user.  It is important to bear in mind that some of these settings can be changed, or users can bypass them by creating an account where they include a different date of birth.

Report and Block on Instagram

Instagram is a photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking application. The service, which is free to download, allows users…


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Talk to someone

Worried about something you have seen online or concerned about your child? Childline and the National Parents Council Primary offer free advice and support service.

Childline is a support service for young people up to the age of 18.There is a 24hr telephone, online and mobile phone texting service.

Get started

The National Parents Council Primary enables and empowers parents to be effective partners in their children’s education.

01 887 4477

Report Illegal Content

Sometimes you might unwittingly stumble across illegal online content like child abuse imagery. Always remember: you can report it and get it removed using

More on illegal content

Make a report exists to combat the distribution and proliferation of illegal content, like child sexual
abuse content, in conjunction with police and Internet Industry