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14+ Years

In this section of the toolkit, one can find resources specifically for adolescents 14 years of age and over. Our resources are easy to use and designed to be fun and engaging, so that learning about online safety is a positive experience. 

Quick tips

Foster Trust

Establish trust by cultivating an environment that fosters support and impartiality, facilitating open dialogue where children are comfortable discussing their online experiences.

Facilitate Open Communication

Initiate frequent discussions surrounding online safety, encouraging your child to share their digital activities, apprehensions, or instances of discomfort they may have encountered.

Practice Active Listening

Demonstrate attentive and empathetic listening to the teen's narratives, refraining from interjecting or prematurely forming conclusions. Validate their emotions and encounters to promote continued disclosure.

Avoid Judgmental Responses

Abstain from reacting adversely or adopting a critical stance toward your child's online engagements. Instead, concentrate on providing guidance and assistance in navigating the digital realm.

Educate with Knowledge, Not Fear

Impart knowledge about online hazards and precautionary measures without resorting to fear-inducing methods. Foster a balanced comprehension of potential risks while instilling a sense of empowerment through informed decision-making.

Establish Transparent Expectations

Define explicit guidelines and regulations for online conduct, making clear boundaries and repercussions associated with digital activities.

Maintain Approachability

Ensure that the teen can can approach you without fear of punishment or judgement in case of encountering issues or requiring guidance pertaining to online safety.


Utilize Real-world Instances

Use real-life scenarios  concerning online safety to highlight the significance of specific behaviors or precautions without singling out individuals.

Engage in Collaborative Decision-Making

Involve the adolescent in deliberations concerning the establishment of privacy settings, selection of suitable content, and adoption of safe online practices. Encourage their participation and inclusion in decision-making processes.

Regularly Assess Progress

Schedule periodic assessments to evaluate alterations in online habits, exploration of new applications or websites, and to ensure that the adolescent feels reassured in seeking counsel whenever necessary.

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