Twitter chat – Do you know how to keep your child safe online?

February 7th is Safer Internet Day, so we’ve teamed up with Childnet for a live Twitter chat to answer all your internet-related queries…

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Nowadays it’s not just computers where you have access to the vast arena of information that is the internet. There are games consoles, mobile phones and other electronic devices that also allow you to find out what you want, when you want. But there’s a dark side too.

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So how do we keep our children safe? Is Moshi Monsters a safe place for your child to play? How can you stay aware of what your child is doing online? How can you talk to them about the dangers? And what age should they go on Facebook?

MadeForMums has teamed up with internet-safety organisation, Childnet, to provide you with the answers.

Head over to Twitter between 12 and 1pm on Monday 6th February, when Childnet’s very own Lindsay Bower and Gareth Cort, from the Children’s Education team, will be answering all your questions. Simply tweet your question, making sure to use the official MadeForMums Twitter chat hashtag #MFMSID12.

Busy on Monday? Don’t fret. You can ask your question anytime between now and Monday using #MFMSID12, but your question will be answered during the hour on Monday. We’ll then publish the best questions and answers on MFM later in the week.

Whether your child is three or 18, Lindsay and Gareth will be happy to answer any queries or worries you have on any internet-safety related subject from how to teach your toddler about the internet, to downloading games, social networking, and online games, like Club Penguin.

Our Twitter chat is in conjunction with Safer Internet Day whose theme this year is Connecting Generations: Discover the digital world together…safely!

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Take a look at our guide to Internet, Smartphone and Xbox safety to find out six things all parent’s should know and keep an eye out for more internet-safety information over the next week.

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