Online safety for every family  

All parents want their children to be safe when learning and playing online.

These short videos and easy-to-read advice sheets will give you the confidence to talk with your children about online safety. They include tips to help them stay safe, and important information about what to do if something bad does happen online.

They are also available in languages other than English:

Helping your family stay safe online  

Learn how to keep your family safe online, including:

  • why online safety is important 
  • how eSafety can help 
  • setting up family online safety rules 
  • conversation ideas and tips. 

Video

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Helping your family stay safe online (English)

Advice sheet

Click the link to download the advice sheet, then open it to read.

Getting started with social media 

Understand social media for children and young people, so you can:

  • talk with your child about social media 
  • set up their online account 
  • use social media safely 
  • report problems.

Video

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Getting started with social media (English)

Advice sheet

Click the link to download the advice sheet, then open it to read.

Safer online gaming

Make gaming a safe and enjoyable part of family life, by learning about: 

  • setting up games so they are safe 
  • making friends in games 
  • reporting issues in games. 

Video

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Safer online gaming (English)

Advice sheet

Click the link to download the advice sheet, then open it to read.

Getting help when your child is being bullied online 

Learn how to support your child if they are being bullied online, including how to: 

  • recognise online bullying 
  • collect information about the bullying 
  • report online bullying. 

Video

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Getting help when your child is being bullied online (English)

Advice sheet

Click the link to download the advice sheet, then open it to read.

Online safety information in languages other than English

Visit eSafety’s resources for diverse groups for online safety information translated into languages other than English.  

Be Connected has advice and online activities for everyone who needs a simple introduction to computers, smartphones, tablets and the internet.