Share Aware

It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. Or know how to keep them safe.

That's why we've teamed up with O2. Together we're helping parents untangle the web. And teach their children to be Share Aware.

Because, just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online.

Share Aware TEAM guide

Talk about their online world

Mia and dog Share Aware

We talk to children about crossing the road, bullying and speaking to strangers. But what about staying safe in the digital world?

Having regular conversations about what your child is doing online - just like you would their day at school - is the best way to keep them safe.

You'll be able to spot any problems, encourage them to come to you if they’re worried and make sure they know what’s ok to share online - and what’s not. 

You can find out more about the social networks, apps and games your child uses with our Net Aware tool.

3 tips to help start the conversation

1. Explore sites and apps together and talk about any concerns.

2. Ask your child if they know how to stay safe online.

3. Talk about personal information and what to share online.

Get more advice about how to talk to your child to help them stay safe.

Create a family agreement

Family Share Aware

Creating a family agreement is a great way to start talking about online safety.

It'll help your child understand what behaviour is appropriate when they're online. And they'll know who they can turn to if they are ever worried about anything they see or do.

Download and print our agreement template to get started.

Get template

Explore popular social networks, apps and games

Children and young people use social networks to:

You've probably heard of FacebookYouTube and Snapchat - the most popular networks used by 11-16 year olds. But what about Omegle, Steam and Viber?

To learn more about children's favourite social networks, their suggested ages and how to use privacy settings, visit Net Aware.

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