The internet is like a magician’s hat. It's full of exciting things to explore and children love it. But whilst they seem to know what they’re doing, sometimes it’s hard for parents to keep track.
That's where we come in. With O2, we’ll help you keep children safe online.
We’ve got lots of tips and advice. We’re also running workshops to help you have the right conversations with your children. And we’ve even got a free helpline to give you personal advice whenever you need it.
So whatever's in that magician's hat, we'll help you make sure your children are safe as they explore it.
7 online safety tips
The risks of the internet - and our top 7 tips for keeping children safe online.
What you need to know
Being Share Aware
Children are told it's good to share, but sharing too much online can be dangerous. Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games.
Minecraft safety advice
Minecraft is one of the most popular games, but it can be hard to know how to keep children safe while they play. Learn the risks of Minecraft so you can keep children safe.
How to talk to children about online safety
How to start the conversation, and what to do if you're worried.
Keeping up to date with the latest apps and games
Net Aware keeps you up-to-date, with simple advice on what's new in social networking. We review privacy settings, suitable ages and appropriate content for over 50 sites.
Ways you can get help
Call Online Safety Helpline
Have a question about parental controls or concern about a social network your child uses? Whatever it is, our expert advisors are here to help.
Learn real skills at a workshop
Our free online safety workshops have been helping hundreds of parents to start having conversations with their children about staying safe online.
So far we've successfully run pilot workshops in schools, communities and workplaces across London, Birmingham, Leeds and Northern Ireland. And we want to reach even more parents.
If you're a school and interested in hosting a workshop for parents, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if they're available in your local area.
If you're a community group or local business, please email email@example.com to find out if they're available in your area.
Get personalised help from an O2 Guru
Anyone can get free online safety advice from O2’s friendly experts in-person at an O2 store. They can help you set up parental controls, or teach you how to make a phone safe for a child.