Did your child access the Internet yesterday?
Do you know what he did when he was using it?
Are your kids really Internet safe and does he follow rules for Internet safety. Do you know or do you just assume he does?
Thousands of children will be putting themselves at risk on the Internet today. Is your child one of these?
Girls are often more at risk than boys because of the way they like to chat and because of their sex but boys can a risk too.
7 Rules of Internet safety
Things you should teach your child not to do on the Internet. The don’t of Internet safety.
- Don’t give out any personal information. This includes name, hobbies, favorite singing group, telephone number, email address or school information.
- Don’t post anything on the Internet that they wouldn’t want the whole to see.
- Don’t continue any conversations that make them feel uneasy in any way or with someone whom they feel even the slightest suspicious about.
- Don’t ever agree to meet anyone you chat to on the Internet unless you talk to your parent about it and they go with you.
- Don’t use your real name in chat rooms or a name linked to a hobby or favorite television program.
- Don’t believe everything someone tells you when you chat to them via the Internet. People may not be who they profess to be.
- Don’t allow to strangers who contact you to be added to friends in some circumstances this can lead to them accessing posts you make to your friends.
In the UK police receive 400-500 reports a month from people concerned about Internet abuse and and this number is increasing.
Make sure your child understands how to keep himself safe but don’t negate your responsibility.Make sure you know your child’s Internet safe.
There are things you can do yourself but there is also software you can use that will help you monitor what your child is actually doing on his computer.