Ask your child always to think about why someone would need their information before deciding whether to share it.
Teen dating can be tricky, but remind your child that they are much better off looking for love in the real world.
If you find out that your child has been using online dating services, remain calm and try not to get angry with them.
We know this is a tactic that many offenders use to gain the trust of a young person quickly.
It’s much harder for your child to think critically about someone if they’re inundated with ‘likes’ or compliments about how sexy or talented they are.
Offenders use this as a way to exert control over a child, often becoming very nasty if a child doesn’t do what they say.
Remind your child that they should never do anything that makes them feel uncomfortable.