Parents talking with their children about e-Safety is an important part of teaching this life-skill to children and young people, but starting conversations might not always come easy.  Netsmatz.org have suggested some conversation starters:

  • What do you know about online predators?
  • Have you ever met anyone online who asked you to meet face-to-face?
  • What would/did you do if someone asked to meet you in person?
  • Has anyone ever tried talking to you online about inappropriate or sexual things? What did you do?
  • How might someone online try to gain your trust?
  • Why might someone online want to gain your trust? What are the possible risks of trusting them?
  • Why is it important that you come to me if someone makes you feel uncomfortable online?

(Source: Nixapress.com)

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