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  • Talk to your children about the consequences of sexting, including warning them about the danger of sexual predators.

  • Remind them that sending, receiving or forwarding sexual images is illegal, and that respectful behaviour is just as important when using mobile phones.

  • Give children clear rules about what they can and can’t do with their mobile phone.

  • Become familiar with the technology your child is using ie Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Skype etc and talk to them about privacy/security settings to help protect themselves from bullying/predators. Remember that most phones have instant access to the internet and social networking sites. Decide when providing a phone to your child what features they REALLY need; for example buy a basic phone that does NOT connect to the internet.

  • Encourage your children to talk to you or another adult they trust if they have any problems or concerns around texts they have sent, received or forwarded, and reassure them this won’t necessarily mean they will be asked to stop using the technology.


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