Grandparent guide to bullying and digital safety


Around 10 million grandparents in the UK support in the day to day care of children. Children have grown up in a digital world, and given half a chance will spend hours on their tablets or phones.

Some grandparents may feel they are out of their depth when it comes to technology, but more than ever children need a guiding hand to stay safe.

Grandparents and their grandchildren have a special relationship, and we want to give grandparents the confidence to take care of children as they explore the online world.

It can be a wonderful place of connection, entertainment and creativity, but there are dangers. The good news is you don’t need to be a digital expert to help keep children safe.

We’ve produced our Grandparent guide to bullying and digital safety to help grandparents support their grandchildren through difficult situations such as bullying and the dangers in the digital world. The guide has been supported by generous donations made to our BBC Radio 4 Appeal last August.

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