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Helping parents keep their

children safe online.

Set up the device safely

Talk about staying safe

If your children are 8-10 years

old, download our parent /

child Internet Matters app to

help you talk about e-safety

issues in an interactive way.

Be aware of key issues and

how to discuss them with

your children so they know

how to stay safe online

If your child is using social

networking apps check their

profile and privacy settings,

making sure they are not

sharing personal or private

information with people

they do not know

Get started

We’ve designed a simple checklist to give

you peace of mind regarding your child’s

safety on the internet.

Set your children’s device up before you give it to them so

you know they’re safe online as soon as they start playing.

Set parental controls on

your broadband to prevent

your children seeing things

they shouldn’t

For smart phones check

parental controls are

also set up on the

mobile network

Use the device setting

so you can only download

age appropriate apps

and games

Set up password control

or disable in-app purchasing

so big bills are not run up


Disable location services

so your child doesn’t

unintentionally share

their location with others

Download age appropriate

apps you’re happy for

your child to use