Children are likely to be exposed to online technology from a very young age and increasingly have immediate and ongoing access to online environments.
Online technologies and environments bring many positive benefits for identity, education, social connection, creativity, and communication.
But there is potential for harm. There are growing concerns about the amount of time children spend online, the type of material they can access, the personal information and images they may share with people (particularly those they don’t know well), and the risks of being harmed by people they come into contact with online (or of harming others themselves).
Being aware of potential sources of harm and knowing some strategies to use with children are important ways parents can help their children to stay safe online.
If you need help and advice discussing online safety, please call us today on 1300 00R UOK (1300 007 865) or contact us to book your initial appointment. Let the amazing team at Outloook Psychology Practice help you.