Help your kids start the school year safe online using this device check-up

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If your child already has a smartphone or tablet or, you're planning to get them one, watch the video above for five tips to make sure it's set up to give them a safer online experience.

These simple checks - from device settings to social media privacy settings – can ensure children are enjoying the freedom of their own device safely and smartly.

TalkTalk partners with Internet Matters to provide parents with advice on how parents can help their children stay safe online and they have created a range of resources to help you start the conversation and keep your child safe online this new term.

To read more about keeping children safe, safe, savvy and smart in their digital world visit the Internet Matters website.