The internet can be a great tool for children and young people, however it is important to remember that there may also be hidden dangers.
• Check out what child protection services
your internet service provider offers - do
they filter for SPAM, for example?
• Keep the computer in a communal area of
the house, where it is easy to monitor
what your children are viewing.
• Computer kit is expensive, so bear in
mind that a child with a laptop may be
vulnerable when carrying it to and
• It's not a good idea for your child to open
files from people they don't know as it
may contain a virus or inappropriate
material. If your child receives SPAM or
junk emails, remind them to never believe
them, reply to them or use them.
• Encourage your children to tell you if they
feel uncomfortable, upset threatened by
anything they see online.
• Personal details such as your child's
name, age and location should never be
on view to the general public.
• There are plenty of chatrooms and online
communities which are designed for
parents so you can get advice from other
mums, dad and carers easily.
For more information about keeping your children safe online visit the Think U Know website, or for more general information about online safety visit Get Safe Online or visit Child Net or Chat Danger.
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