Internet Safety Tips for Parents
- Know what your children are doing online and whom they are talking to. Ask them to teach you how to use applications you have never used.
- Help your children to understand that they should never give out personal details to online friends—personal information includes their mobile number, home adress, school number, and any pictures of themselves, their family or friends. Anyone can see them on the Internet.
- If your child receives spam (junk email & texts), remind him never to believe them and never reply to them or use them.
- Explain your child that It's not a good idea 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 online and that therefore it's better to keep online mates online. 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.
- Teach young people how to block someone online and report them if they feel uncomfortable.
- Make sure that the filtering software is installed and properly configured on your computer.
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