A Parent’s Guide to Fake News
What you can do to help keep your child safe online
- Always discuss regularly with your child what they watch, follow and read online. Ask them why they find it interesting.
- If your child follows an online influencer or group, then you should do the same too. This way you will be able to keep an eye on the content they are receiving.
- Regularly discuss current types of news. What is fake news and what is not.
- Always discuss with your child the importance of gaining your permission if they are thinking about making a purchase or subscribing to something online.
- Always let your child know that they should always say if they see or hear anything online that makes them feel scared or uncomfortable and to never arrange to meet someone who they have met online.
- Let them know that they do not have to feel as though they have done something wrong, nobody is going to get cross and it is not their fault.
- If you are concerned with anything you or your child has seen or asked to do, please call Childline or tell your child’s school.
Always encourage your child to:
They will know how to help.
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