for adults

You as a parent, caregiver or other adult with close relationship to a child play an important role to make internet a safe place for children.

First of all you need to pay interest to the child’s life on internet. Listen and discuss, ask about the day online. Your participation in your child’s life can never be replaced by rules or technical solutions.

Save the Children has issued a folder with advise to adults on how to protect children from sexual abuse online.

Download the folder here (pdf)

Save the Children has issued a folder with advise to adults on how to talk to children about sexuality, the body's private areas and what you can and what you cannot do to or with the bodies of others.

Download the folder here (pdf)

If you understand Danish you can be greatly supported by the Digital Directory available in Danish

If you understand Swedish you can use some advice from Friends

There are also technical solutions that can help you protect the children from the worst parts of the internet. However, these technical solutions can never fully replace the need for a present and caring adult. The technical solutions are not a complete protection, but can be used as a support. Remember to talk to your child about the technical protection, as soon as the child is old enough to understand, so that he/she understands what and why you have put this protection in place. Ask your Telia contact about any child safeguarding features when you subscribe for TV or internet services.

Digital dialog tool helps families talk about online life

When children begin to explore the web, they meet lots of new opportunities for socializing, learning and playing games. Research indicates that the risk of bad experiences online can be lowered through dialog in the family about ‘online life’.

A survey by Telia in Denmark showed that only about one half of Danish parents talk to their children about online behavior. To promote family dialog, Telia and Save the Children Denmark provides the free online dialog tool "Your Digital Directory". Parents get the tools they need to start an open and constructive dialog with their children about the pitfalls of social life on the web. “Children's digital security is an important area, and there is a need for action so that parents can better guide their children to be more responsible when using the internet and mobile phones. This is why we are very pleased to be collaborating with Save the Children to develop relevant services and tools for families who use our services," says Mette Honoré, Head of Communications at Telia in Denmark.

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