Do’s and Don’ts
Know what your children are doing on-line and who they are talking to.
Ask them to teach you to use any applications you have never used.
Keep the computer in a family room so that you can share your child’s on-line experience – and they will be less likely to act inappropriately (i.e. via webcam).
Help your children to understand that they should never give out personal details to on-line friends – personal information includes their messenger ID, email address, mobile number and any pictures of themselves, their family or friends.
If your child publishes a picture or video on-line, 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 and 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.
Help your child to understand that some people lie on-line and therefore it’s better to keep on-line mates on-line.
They should never meet up with any strangers without an adult they trust.
Always keep communication open for a child to know that it’s never too late to tell someone if something makes them feel uncomfortable.
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