We often marvel at how easily young people use the internet and social media.
They certainly have the technical skills but they need to be guided and reminded about being safe online and knowing what to do if things go wrong.
It’s important to talk with children about the risks of being online, their obligations to report suspicious behaviour and what to do if they feel unsafe.
If a child tells you about something that’s happened online, or they feel worried about something, listen to them, support them and report it.
Join the Dots is a safe, optionally anonymous and secure way to make a report about what’s worrying your child. You can show your child how to make a report.Make a report today
What should you do if your child tells you they feel unsafe online?
Listen to them, support them and report it. The information in your report will be sent to us, and we'll share this with the police.
When you make your report, you can choose to keep your child's and your identity a secret.
The information you share could 'join the dots' on what the police need to keep the internet a safe place and help protect other kids from harm.
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Remember, you won’t get into trouble for staying safe online. So make sure you always tell someone if you feel worried about something on the internet.
If your child tells you about something that’s happened, or think something is suspicious online, you can: