Keeping ourselves and children safe online is always a priority. We are aware our children spend more and more time on social networks to stay connected with friends.

This series of eight posters created by the Welsh Government Hwb team about popular online social networking websites and apps has been designed in partnership with each of the industry platforms to provide simple information for parents and carers. The posters include guidance on features, how they are used and useful tips to ensure children and young people stay safe.







Misinformation has been rising over recent years and is often spread through social media platforms. This poster will support parents and carers with helping their children to identify when things may not be true online.


Please find below some useful links below containing information regarding the most popular social media, messaging and content sharing tools used by children on smartphones and via the internet.

Cyberbullying factsheet

E-Safety – Checklist for Parents and Carers

Think U Know – Online Safety printout

Hwb Wales Online Safety Zone

Grooming Factsheet

Inappropriate websites factsheet

Instagram – Parents guide

Kik Messenger – Parents guide

Omegle – Parents guide

ooVoo – Parents guide

WhatsApp – Parents guide

YouNow – Parents guide

Youtube – Parents guide