The online world is very much part of young people’s world today and technology is embedded in many aspect of their lives. Children need to be made aware of how to use the internet safely both at home and at school. The best online safety strategy regardless of the age of the user or the technology involved is to talk to your children and to engage with their use of the Internet. I would encourage parents to explore the sites listed which offer safety advice/tips to ensure that going online is a positive experience for your child such as www.internetsafety.ie and www.webwise.ie. These sites include tips on how to alter settings on You Tube etc. to ensure that content is suitable and age appropriate.