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12 May 2020
What Parents Need to Know About Online Grooming

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It would be no exaggeration to state that children’s internet usage will have soared during the coronavirus lockdown. However, with increased use unfortunately comes increased risk and many experts and leading authorities in the media are warning of the dangers around online grooming. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help parents and carers understand exactly what online grooming is all about.

Online grooming can cause irreversible damage and with more and more children looking to explore the online world through different social media apps and gaming platforms, it’s not hard to meet someone you don’t know. So, what should parents look out for? What are the signs? And what can be done to help protect children? Find out with this guide.

Created by online safety and social media expert, Jonathan Taylor, this guide aims to give parents a starting point for advice and support around online grooming. As always, the guide also provides a number of useful tips for parents and carers to consider to help keep their children safe online.

Click here to download the guide.

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