Things I wish my parents had known ..

“The things I wish my parents had known…” gives advice on managing tricky conversations around sexual harassment and access to inappropriate content online. The guide also provides support and guidance for parents now on how to support your child if they do come across harmful content online.

The main message is that parents should start these challenging conversations early, before a child is given a phone or a social media account, to prevent harm happening in the first place.

The guide focuses on issues such as online sexual harassment, harmful online content and peer pressure.

The aim for the guide is to pull together these challenging topics for parents in an accessible way. The guide is a starting point for parents to begin discussing the issues with their children.

There are signposts to the excellent resources of other expert organisations, including NSPCC, Childnet and Internet Matters, throughout the guide.

Article Posted: January 5, 2022

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