Technology has many benefits but it also brings some challenges for young people, such as bullying and sexting.

Here at Vodafone, we're committed to helping children and teenagers get the most out of technology and become more confident and resilient when they are online. We created this Digital Parenting website to support parents, carers and teachers and also to provide resources for young people themselves. It's full of expert advice, 'how to' guides and information about other Vodafone initiatives, such as Be Strong Online, so that you can help your child to make the right digital choices.

What will I find on this website?

  • Insight into the main digital challenges facing children and teenagers.
  • Links to useful websites so you get the very best advice.
  • Short guides to parental controls and other online tools.
  • Advice from psychiatrists, charities and other experts.
  • Free resources and activities, including our Be Strong Online modules and Digital Parenting magazine.

To get started, take a look at the relevant section - Parents & carers, Schools or Young people - or type a keyword, such as ‘selfies’ or ‘peer pressure’, in the search box.

Vodafone around the world

We run a number of digital safety initiatives around the world to empower parents, carers and schools and to help young people make the right digital choices.

Hungary

Tablets for schools

The Vodafone Digital School Programme, which kicked off in 2015, is providing hundreds of tablets in schools across Hungary and offering internet safety training for around 6400 students and 700 teachers.

Watch the video

Netherlands

Digital skills and safety

In 2016, Vodafone Netherlands launched the   #BeStrong anti-bullying campaign and supported ENABLE's hackathon. It also provides the SafetyNet app, WIJS (Wise) magazine and online safety learning modules.

Learn more

Ireland

ISPCC Childline

With hundreds of thousands of calls and online contacts to ISPCC Childline, a partnership with the Vodafone Ireland Foundation has helped to improve access to Childline and provide a 24/7 digital platform.

Find out more

Greece

Be Strong Online

Vodafone Greece runs the bsafeonline initiative to encourage safe mobile use and has also teamed up with NGO Youth-life to take the company's Be Strong Online peer-to-peer training modules into schools.

Learn more

 

Qatar

Safety awareness

Vodafone Qatar’s AmanTECH (Arabic for Safe Technology) programme helps to raise awareness of safe internet use among children and parents. It includes short guides to bullying, self-image and screen time.

Check out the AmanTECH website

Italy

Parental controls

In Italy, Vodafone offers a network-based security service called Rete Sicura, which includes parental controls. It enables parents to contribute to their children’s digital education and do things like set time limits.

Find out more

Czech Republic

Bullying and literacy

Vodafone Czech Republic works with two NGOs in the areas of cyberbullying (e-Bezpečí) and digital literacy (IN-Generation). It also has a local Digital Parenting website and covers parenting topics in its customer magazine.

Learn more

New Zealand

The Parent Project

As part of its Digi Parenting initiative, Vodafone New Zealand followed four families as they did things like create a digital agreement and conduct an online security audit for the whole family.

Go to the Digi Parenting website

Vodafone teen cyberbullying survey

More than half of teenagers think cyberbullying is worse than face-to-face bullying and one in five say they have been bullied online, a global survey by Vodafone of around 5,000 teenagers across 11 countries revealed in late 2015. In response to the findings, Vodafone announced the creation of a suite of #BeStrong emojis to help young people convey compassion, sympathy and support when friends are being bullied online.