e-Safety: Internet Risks and Dangers Information

 

Information about keeping your child safe online:

  • Help your child to understand that some people lie online and therefore it’s better to keep online friends online.
  • Teach young people how to block someone online and how to report them if needed.
  • Know what your children are doing online and who they are talking to.
  • Ask them to teach you to use any applications you have never used. Keeping the computer in a family room means that you can share your child’s online experience – and that they are less likely to act inappropriately (i.e. via webcam).
  • Help your child to understand that they should never give out personal details to online friends — personal information includes their messenger ID, e-mail address, mobile number and any pictures of themselves, their family or friends.
  • If your child publishes a picture or video online, anyone can change it or share it. Remind them that anyone may be looking at their images and one day a future employer could!
  • If your child receives spam/junk email & texts, remind them never to believe them, reply to them or use them.
  • It’s not a good idea for your child to open files that are from people they don’t know. They won’t know what they contain — it could be a virus, or worse — an inappropriate image or film.
  • Always keep communication open for a child to know that it’s never too late to tell someone if something makes them feel uncomfortable.

Websites:

www.net-aware.org.uk/

http://www.getnetwise./

http://ceop.police.uk/

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.o2.co.uk/help/everything-else/digital-family

http://parentinfo.org/

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