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Free Online Safety Guide:
What Parents Need to Know About Online Grooming

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.

Read on to get your free guide and to catch up on the latest online safety news. 



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 the button below to access your free guide now.


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We believe all parents, carers, teachers and trusted adults should be empowered with the all the information needed to have informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with children. That's why, every Wednesday, we produce practical, easy to follow guides which focus on specific risks we think you need to be aware of. 

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