Child Safety Online
The internet can be a fantastic place for children and young people to talk to friends, be creative and have fun. However, just like in the real world, parents and carers need to be aware of the dangers they may face and take steps to keep them safe online. The lucrative world of online games is expanding with varied options of car and bike racing, aircraft games available at sites such as jet x.
Reduce their risk by following these simple tips:
- Set up and use parental control software on children’s computer, mobile and games consoles.
- Keep the computer where you can supervise its use and ask children to show you the sites they use.
- Talk to your child about their online friends. Who are they? What are their intentions?
- Explain the dangers of chat rooms and that they should tell you immediately if anyone talks about forming a closer relationship, or suggests a meeting.
- Don’t allow your children to give out personal information or photographs without supervision.
- Make sure young people know who to tell if they are worried about something online.
- Know where to get help if you are concerned about contact made to a child or young person online.
How safe are you?
Take the internet safety quiz with your child today.
For a wide range of information, advice and guidance about child safety online, visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk
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