As a parent living in the 21st century, it is important to have some internet safety story books for your children on your bookshelf! As soon as you start letting your child play on a tablet or your phone, you really do need to consider talking about online safety.
The chances of your child accidentally stumbling across online pornography is quite high. It is actually harder to avoid sexually explicit images, than it is to find them. You can learn more about the risks of online pornography to children here.
And research tells us that the best approach that a parent can take, is to prepare your child so that they know what to do when (not if) they stumble across pornography.
A great way to start talking, is with the use of some internet safety story books. Here you will find some of the few books that are available. Some talk about porn, whilst others talk about being online in general.
And remember, the first conversation about this topic is the hardest. It does get easier! At the bottom of this post, you'll find some links to download some age-appropriate scripts that will help you to find the right words to use.
Here you will find some of the internet safety story books for children aged between 4 and 14. You will find a video review where I show you through the book, as well as links to Amazon and Book Depository. The bookshop links are affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission which I then to use to buy more books.
The sort of book that all girls should be given before they are allowed onto social media or are given their first phone. It gives advice on how to behave online, what to d about bullying and how to not be a bully themselves. The quizzes are relevant and designed to get girls thinking about safe and responsible behaviour online. A great little book!
This book is ideal for children between the ages of 9 - 12.
These are some of the many internet safety story books that have been written for children. As I find more, I will add them to this list. They are all really good books that you will find useful for starting to talk about keeping safe online.
And don't forget that if you're looking for internet safety story books, that you may also want some tips on how to start talking to your child about online pornography. My age-appropriate scripts, listed below, will help you to get started.