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

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

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

Phishing

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.

Promoting 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…

Sexting

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

How To

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

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…

Setting up Parental Controls

Parental controls are available on most Internet-enabled devices including computers, smartphones, tablets and gaming systems. Parental controls…

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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.

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

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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 Hotline.ie.

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