Many young people will have access to or own the latest gadgets such as tablets, smart phones and games consoles.The internet and all it can offer, is a wonderful tool for keeping in touch with friends and family, however parents and carers need to be aware that it is possible for people who are unknown to children and young people to communicate with them via the internet.Some parents, carers or relatives might not realise that even games consoles such as Xbox and PlayStation are connected to the internet and can be used for communicating as well as playing games.

Click here for NetAware (NSPCC & O2) which helps parents to explore and understand online life as kids know it

Click here for NSPCC advice on how to talk to your child about the risks of online porn and sexually explicit material.

Click here for Childline information  to help a child  under 18 , remove  an explicit or nude image that has been shared online.

Click here NSPCC Pokemon Go: a parents guide

Click here ChildNet Online Gaming- Introduction for parents and carers

You can find more information by clicking on either of the images below for ThinkUKnow Parents site (CEOP) and the NSPCC respectively.

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