Children need support to be able to use the internet and technology safely. Try to make time to talk to your child about how they can keep themselves safe. Remind them never to share any personal details like their name, date of birth, where they live or what school they go to. It is important that your child understands that there is always someone who they can talk to, either you, a trusted adult in school or one of the agencies on our links page, should they not feel comfortable talking to someone who they know.

Before you give your child a tablet, PC or games console, have a look at our guidance below.

We would like to remind you of some of the following age restrictions:

Facebook – you must be at least 13 to create an account

Call of Duty – certificate 18

Grand Theft Auto – certificate 18

Fortnite – certificate 12

Always remember to look at the certificate of a film or game before making the decision about if it is suitable for your child. These restrictions are applied for a reason.

Online Safety Guide

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Nintendo Switch Guide

Nintendo 3DS Guide

Wii U Guide

Playstation Guide

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