Search engines allow you to turn on safe searching which means that no adult content will appear within search results and all social networking sites enable users to report and/or block offensive content. After discussing what constitutes responsible online behaviour and how to deal with content that makes your children uncomfortable or upset, sit down together and go to the sites your children like to use. Go through the options and processes that they can go through in order to manage their privacy settings and report any offensive content.
It's important to also remind your children that they can immediately seek your help if needed and that it's okay to simply get off line and stop using the computer or digital device if they come across something or someone that makes them upset. There are links to more information about specific social networks' security and privacy help pages in Strategy 3.
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