Take a few moments to think about how you have connected, created and shared with others online over the past week. How safe and responsible have you and others been?
Demonstrating responsibility online is not about ‘taking the blame’ if something goes wrong, but about being proactive and putting measures in place to help reduce and respond to the risks of problems online.
- Be positive: Demonstrating positive, responsible and safer behaviour online can help our children do the same.
- Reduce the risks: Be aware of what your child is doing online. Remind them about responsible behaviour online, communicate clear expectations and create healthy boundaries. These approaches can support your child and promote more responsible decision making online.
- Respond accordingly: Take time to listen to your child and keep calm in response to an issue. Your child may be more likely to ask you for help in the future if they experience difficulties off or online.