Cybersafe for Parents
Being safe online is a key skill for anyone using the Internet. We want to be make the public aware of the potential risks of using the internet, e-mail and mobile phones, such as identity theft, cyberbullying, inappropriate contact through a social networking site and the mistaken downloading of disturbing images.
Children and young people are using the web to do a wide variety of activities, but may not understand the risks, or behave in a way that is thoughtful of other users.
The idea of Netiquette is one way to encourage online safety.
Parents, teachers and carers can also take some simple actions. These include:
- Getting to know your children's online friends Taking an interest in what your child is doing online
- Discussing clear rules about sharing personal information, such as images and activities, with your child
- Ensuring that your child can talk to you when they feel uncomfortable about something they have seen online
- Looking at these advice leaflets from the Children's Trust
Page Last Updated: 19 August 2010