There's no point in leaving personal information out there unnecessarily.Make sure you have anti-virus software installed on your computer and be careful what you download or install on your computer.Then speak to friends and family and encourage them to tighten their privacy settings too as they could affect you.
However, there are some basic tips which you can employ no matter how your children use the Internet.
It's almost always possible to send a direct message or private message on social media platforms.
If you're having a personal chat, this is the best option to go for - unless you don't mind sharing your conversation with millions of other users.
When online, children and young people can learn new things, get help with homework, express themselves creatively and connect with friends and family.
There are also risks, but by understanding and talking about the dangers you can help keep your child safe online.