Open communication is the key to avoiding major problems like sexual exploitation and cyberbullying from happening to your child, so use your parental instincts and act swiftly.
The National Safety Council also provides some useful tips for parents and there is also information and advice for parents via On Guard Online. All of these sites can help you provide the parental support and guidance that is necessary with such easy access to the internet within reach for most children.
The direction therapy will take depends on the extent of a youngster’s involvement with drugs.
But while smartphones can help keep your children safe by keeping them in constant contact, that technology can also put them in danger online.
Children and teens today are more tech-savvy than ever, having grown up with the technology we've seen evolve so quickly over time.
And some of them are out of touch with modern technology. Instead, they are using social media networks and smartphone apps for chatting and sharing multimedia online.
Chances are your child is chatting with an app like Snapchat or Kick, or a social network like