Mum backs new charity online safety campaign

Karen Hill, of Whalton, who supports the NSPCC's Share Aware campaign about socialising online safely.
Karen Hill, of Whalton, who supports the NSPCC's Share Aware campaign about socialising online safely.

A Northumberland mum has given the thumbs up to a charity initiative to improve children’s safety online.

The NSPCC has launched Share Aware to encourage families to talk about safer use of social networking sites.

It aims to give straight-forward, no nonsense advice to parents that will help them to feel more confident about talking to their children about online safety.

Karen Hill, of Whalton, who has a 13-year-old daughter Grace, says the campaign is long overdue.

“My experience of social media is very limited so knowing what advice and support to offer my daughter is difficult,” she said.

“It’s a big concern for me that young people now have access to so much on the internet and that young people seem to share so much information online. My number one priority is to keep Grace safe, but it can be a minefield.

“There are more talks in school now about internet safety, and I try to talk to Grace as much as possible about it too, but my knowledge is really limited. I think this campaign is long overdue. Anything that can help educate parents and carers to support their children in this changing world can’t come soon enough.”

For more information visit www.nspcc.org.uk/shareaware