Online Safety Webinar for Parents
Webwise; the Irish internet safety awareness centre was delighted to host the Talk, Listen, Learn Online Safety Webinar for parents of teens. We were joined by Dr. Colman Noctor (Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist;) to discuss the opportunities and risks for teens online, offer practical advice to support parents and answer some frequently asked questions. The TikTok Safety team also provided a short explainer on how TikTok works and some key safety features. Webwise also provided an overview of free resources and supports for parents, which are available on the Webwise Parents Hub.
#TalkListenLearn Campaign: The #TalkListenLearn campaign for Safer Internet Day 2022 encourages parents to have open and regular conversations with their child about the internet. To talk to them about benefits and the risks, but also to listen to what their child has to say and to learn about their life online. Research consistently shows that many children do not tell if something goes wrong online. Having conversations with your child is one of the most effective ways of ensuring that they have a safe and positive experience, and to help them to feel comfortable coming to you if they encounter an issue.