Fostering internet safety at home

Fostering Internet Safety at Home

Fostering internet safety at home

The internet is a vast and powerful tool that provides access to an endless amount of information, entertainment, and communication. However, as with any tool, it’s important for everyone – especially children – to use it safely. 

As a parent, it’s important for you to be proactive about keeping your kids safe online. There are many things you can do, so here are some tips to help keep kids safe as they explore the internet.

1. Learn about the dangers of the internet

Stay informed about the potential risks your kids can face online and how young people can be targeted. It’s important to learn about the games and apps they use so you are better equipped to guide them, and understand the tools you can use to restrict or control access. Remember, this is just one part of the solution as kids will inevitably be exposed to things you don’t want them to see, which brings us to our second point.

2. Educate your kids

This could be in the form of conversations or games, depending on their age. It’s important to cover issues such as the permanence of what is shared online, how people can pose as someone they’re not, how online information isn’t always accurate, and how people should be responsible digital citizens. Make sure your kids know what to do if they are being asked to share personal information, threatened, or bullied.

3. Encourage openness

Create a household where your kids feel comfortable discussing online situations that make them feel uncomfortable or unsafe. They should know that they won’t get in trouble for coming to you for help. Your role is to be their trusted adult who will listen and support them.


The internet is an amazing resource that provides many opportunities for learning, communication, and fun. By implementing these tips, you’ll be on your way to fostering a safer and positive online experience for your family. You can find resources to use with your kids here!



About Eliana Sleiman, the author:

Meet Eliana, a CodeBrave Tutor

Eliana is the Co-Director of CodeBrave and the STEM Education Manager for both CodeBrave and CodeBrave Tutors. Having studied Mechanical Engineering and Educational Psychology, she embodies CodeBrave’s joint expertise when it comes to our approach to education. One thing Eliana likes more than science and engineering is teaching those subjects to children and passing on her passion to them. She’s been tutoring children for more than 10 years now!