What we see, say, do online

Technology plays an important role in how young people maintain their friendships and communicate with those closest to them.

Technology is no different to anything else a young person encounters. They will make mistakes, and we need to be able to support them through this and arm them with the right information, and empower them to make the right choices.

The internet is an amazing thing. It is almost the one stop shop for everything. It is a supermarket, it is a university, it is a doctor, it is an entertainment hub.

Ultrasound pics, baby pics, first day of school pics – Parents today have encouraged the use of technology and placed their child right in the middle of it all before they can even crawl in some instances.

Through research and discussions, parents have told us they want to know what their children are seeing and doing online. We’ve developed advice on what children SEE, SAY and DO online. It is an easy way to remember what your children may encounter online, and the potential challenges they may face.