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Internet Safety for Parents

Your Child Can Face Threats Online

 

The internet opens a world of exciting possibilities for children, with a wealth of information to discover and learn from, games for entertainment and a means of communicating with family and friends. Unfortunately the internet can also be a dangerous place for children, where they can face threats such as:

 

  • Viewing harmful, illegal or inappropriate content
  • Inappropriate communication with strangers
  • Being groomed by cyber predators
  • Being tricked into disclosing personal information
  • Arranging to meet with strangers
  • Inability to assess the legitimacy or bias of content
  • Falling for scams
  • Being deceived by fake profiles (catfishing)
  • Accidentally downloading malicious malware by clicking on links in phishing emails, smishing texts or internet pop-up ads
  • Spending excessive time online
  • Cyber bullying

Keep Your Child Safe Online

 

Below are a few tips to help keep your child safe online.

 

  • Teach your child to keep their personal information private - name, address, telephone number and school
  • Teach your child not to meet up with strangers
  • Teach your child not to believe everything they see online
  • Set parental controls and check minimum age limits for games and social media platforms
  • Take an interest in what your child is doing online
  • Set time limits for use of social media and games
  • Let your child know that they can come to you if anything happens online that makes them feel uncomfortable or worried

Internet Safety Links for Parents

 

Refer to the links below for more information on how to keep your child safe online. Internet safety links for children can be found on the Internet Safety for Children page.

Internet Matters - E-Safety Tips for Parents: Under 5 Year Olds

Safety on the internet matters. Our fun, interactive, stop motion animated video has useful advice and tips for parents of 0-5s so that you can help them to stay safe online.

Internet Matters - E-Safety Tips for Parents: 6-10 Year Olds

Safety on the internet matters. Our fun, interactive, stop motion animated video has useful advice and tips for parents of 6-10s so that you can help them to stay safe online.

Internet Matters: Cyberbullying

Klicksafe - "Where is Klaus?"

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The Klicksafe video presents four areas of internet usage that are particularly problematic for children.
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