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Help Your Child Stay Safe Online with Free Resources from Digital for Life Portal

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Worried about your child’s safety online? Use the free bite-sized resources, webinars and workshops for parents from the Digital for Life Portal to equip you with the knowledge and skills to safely and confidently navigate the digital world with your child.

Let’s face it. We live in a day and age where most of us cannot live without access to the internet. While the internet has created a world of opportunities, it has also opened a Pandora’s box of safety concerns including access to inappropriate content, cyberbullying, and child predators. Kids have never before had such easy access to inappropriate videos, whether they innocently stumble upon them or deliberately search for them. Do you know what your child is seeing online and who they are connecting with? With direct messaging on social media and chat functions on many online games, it’s so easy for child predators to pose as kids themselves and gain direct access to our children, which could lead to online grooming. All of these concerns emphasise the importance for parents to stay abreast of the latest digital updates and learn how to protect our children from the dangers of the internet. The Digital for Life Portal is a one-stop platform where you can get bite-sized tips and information regardless of your child’s age. You can also sign up for informative digital parenting workshops and webinars.

Relevant topics & tips for kids from 0 to 17 years old

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As busy parents, many of us often default to using our phones to entertain our little ones, and there may be inappropriate ads (or worse) that appear while your child is using the internet. So, do you really know what your child is watching while you’re away? Whether it’s tips on guiding your child’s screen time (ages 0 to 6 years old), exploring online gaming (ages 7 to 12 years old) or deciding when your child is ready for social media (ages 13 to 17 years old), the Digital for Life Portal has relevant resources for every age group. Apart from resources grouped by age, you can also find useful tips and advice based on the digital milestones that your child will reach such as their first exposure to screen, first device, first online game and first social media.

Simple bite-sized info for busy parents

IMDA gets it – you don’t have time to read through pages of statistics and books about how to navigate the digital world with your child. Thankfully, you can choose from a range of short articles, easy-to-understand infographics or short videos that will share important tips and tricks you can apply to your household. We love how easy it is to filter their search results so you can choose a video that will provide you with useful tips.

Hands-on Learning at Digital Parenting Workshops

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Be the first to know about upcoming educational talks that will give you the tools you need to become more confident in protecting or guiding your child through their online experiences. From webinars about navigating the digital world with your teen to engaging events, there’s always something new to learn.

Discover a treasure trove of resources to master digital parenting in the digital age at the Digital for Life Portal. With practical tips and guidance, you’ll feel confident in equipping your child with the knowledge to navigate the digital world safely and responsibly.

IMDA, go.gov.sg/raising-children-in-the-digital-age

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