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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Your Child's Online Safety?

Take the quiz, and you could win an iPad.

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THE INTERNET can present brilliant opportunities for children, from education to entertainment. 

But as such a big part of their lives, it’s important for parents to ensure that technology is used for the right reasons and in the right way. That’s why having regular open conversations with your kids is vital – but how much do you actually know about the best ways to stay safe online?

Whether you’re up to date with TikTok and Snapchat, or you struggle to turn your phone to selfie mode, every parent has something to learn about supporting their child.

So, how up to speed are you with online safety guidelines? Take our quiz below to find out – plus, read to the end for details on how to win an iPad with thanks to Webwise. 

1. Do you have regular conversations about online safety with your child?
Sometimes it comes up, but not often.
Yes, we talk about all of the issues they may face.

No, they know what they're doing.
2. Have you agreed with your child rules for internet use in your home?
No, but I will.
No, I don't think there's a need.

Yes, we talked through them together.
3. Do you know which websites/apps your child uses most?
I know some of them, but not all.
Yes, I'm familiar with them all.

No, I've no idea.
4. Have you set up parental controls on your child’s phone and/or computer?
Yes, I set them up from the beginning.
No, I don't see the point.

No, but I will now.
5. Have you checked your child’s privacy settings on their social media accounts?
No, that's up to them.
No, I don't know how - but I want to.

Yes, I've made sure they are as private as can be.
6. Do you have in-app purchases enabled?
I don't know what they are.
Yes, I do.

No, I've turned them off.
7. Have you had conversations with your child about sensitive topics, such as sexting and cyberbullying?
No, I don't know how to bring it up.
No, but I plan to now.

Yes, we speak openly about these topics.
8. Have you made it clear to your child that you're there to help and support them if something goes wrong online?
No, they probably wouldn't come to me.
Yes, they know they can come to be about anything.

No, but I'm sure they know they can.
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You're up to speed about your child's online safety - well done! Find out more on Send your result to to be in with a chance of winning an iPad.
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February 11 celebrates Safer Internet Day. Parents can get involved by using the Webwise Parents Hub. Webwise is the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre, part of the Professional Development Service for Teachers, a Department of Education & Skills-funded support service. Webwise is co-funded by the Department of Education & Skills and co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility.

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