Online communication is now an integral part of everyday life for many people. It is a world of fun, communication, information, and knowledge. The online world is one which many parents and carers are not confident with and feel it has just passed them by.
You don’t need to be a computer wizz to understand how to help your children stay safe online and just as in real life, there are basic things you can help them understand. Online saftey is now being taught in schools and there is help for parents and carers too.
ThinkUKnow is a great place to learn more about how to help you, and your family stay safer online.
Top tips include:
- Teach your children never to give out any personal and private information to people that they do not know online
- Ask your chidren to show you the programs they use online such as Facebook, Twitter or MSN
- Never let anyone use your password and never use anyone else’s password to access a PC or the Internet