Stranger danger! Online safety tips to discuss with your kids


From social media and chatrooms to online gaming, browsing online and watching viral videos, it’s easy to see why our children spend a huge amount of time online. But are they aware of how to keep themselves safe online? And are you familiar with safe internet practices?

In many cases of abuse, the innocent victims know their abuser – click the link to reach out to a sex abuse lawyer – however, the openness and accessibility of the internet can often tempt children and young adults into letting their guard down, and even allow themselves to be unknowingly groomed by someone they think they’ve come to know and become “friends” with. 

Having a conversation with your children about safe internet practices makes absolute sense. It’s easy to think that children are tech-savvy and because they’ve grown up with this technology, they’re advanced and highly knowledgeable. However, just because they can change a Wi-Fi password and code a programme, it doesn’t mean that they can recognise when they’re being taken advantage of or putting themselves in danger. 

Here we’ll take a look at some simple, yet highly important online safety tips that you should discuss with your children. 

Personal information

It’s important to help your child understand that just because they’re at home and using a screen that they could still be vulnerable. Advise them against giving out their personal information to strangers, such as where they live, the school they go to, their age and even sharing photos of themselves. Help them make a connection between giving their personal details to a stranger in the street and giving an online stranger the same information. 

Remind them not everything is what it seems

Let them know that the person that they’re talking to, might not be who they say they are. Sure, they love all the things your child does, they’re the same age and just want to see what they look like but advise them that the person they’re talking to might not be who they say they are.

Tell them to reach out

If your child receives any frightening messages, inappropriate images or messages that are threatening, no matter what they say they should speak to an adult. You, your partner, an aunt, uncle or even a teacher.

Update your privacy settings

Check the privacy settings of all your electronic devices. Your child shouldn’t have much of a digital footprint and their information should be as private and untraceable as possible. Google your child’s name to see what comes up.


Is your child safe online? How are you keeping them protected from the dangers of the internet? The internet is an incredible place; however, it makes sense to ensure your child is as protected as possible. 

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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The more you tell the child, the more he learns. children should always be taught good things. it will teach him good things. secure software development life cycle
3 years ago

You are absolutely right – there are too many bullies nowadays, and of course, every parent would like to monitor all the calls and messages to block any annoying ones.