Posted: 12 February 2014

How do you keep children safe online?

This year's Safer Internet Day motto is 'create a better internet together’. We chose to help by holding a Twitter chat about keeping children and young people safe online. 

We chose this because it's something that was a need. According to the UK Safer Internet Centre, only 1 in 5 parents has spoken to their children about how to report something they're worried about online. We thought it might be useful to give parents and professionals a chance to ask questions and give them practical tips about ways they can keep children safe online.

There to answer questions was child online behaviour expert Ellen Ferguson. As well as giving advice, Ellen talked about ways we can encourage children to get positive experiences from the internet.

In case you missed it and take our quiz

In case you missed our chat, have a look at a summary on Storify (it's embedded below or you can find it on the Storify website), which brings together all the questions and answers from our chat.

You can also put your own online safety skills to the test in our Which Internet Safety Cat are you? quiz. 


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By Lizzie Murray - Digital team

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