“The benefits of being able to connect with each other via the internet and using the latest technology are enormous. However, with this comes a risk that exposure to cyberbullying, disinformation and grooming is greater with children and young people using the internet, unsupervised, for both education and entertainment while schools are closed and everyone is being asked to #StayAtHome to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. I welcome the Government’s latest guidance in helping to avert any threat to a child or young person’s safety."
One of the most effective methods of keeping young people safe online is to raise awareness. This can be done by parents/carers having conversations about what online activities the children are engaging in and the safeguards they are taking.