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10 Rules To Keep Your Child Safe
 

10 Rules To Keep Your Child Safe

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    10 Rules To Keep Your Child Safe 10 Rules To Keep Your Child Safe Presentation Transcript

    • 10 RULES TO KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE ONLINE By Shaun Bent
    • Introduction
      • The Internet can be a very dangerous place for young Children!
      • At the same time though it can also be very enjoyable and educational to them.
      • These set of ten rules are designed to help you the Parent keep your Child safe while their online.
    • Number 1:
      • Keep Personal Information Confidential, Never let your Child give out their:
        • Age
        • Phone Number
        • Address
        • Full Name
        • School Name & School Address
      • They should also not talk about places they like to hang around to people they don’t know!
    • Number 2:
      • Keep the Internet as a family activity, where possible keep the computer in a family room rather than a room where the child is on there own.
      • This way you can keep an eye on what your Child is doing without having to sit behind them.
      • You can also feel a little better as you can see what there up to.
    • Number 3:
      • Be aware of what websites & services your child is using.
      • Make sure your Child is not accessing any websites they should not. For example any website that is:
        • Suggestive
        • Obscene
        • Threatening
    • Number 4:
      • Monitor the use of Social Networking Sites.
      • Sites such as MySpace, Facebook & Bebo are very popular with the younger generation, but can also be very dangerous if there usage is not monitored.
        • Make sure your aware of what information is on your Childs profile
        • Make sure your aware of who they are talking to and what there talking about
    • Number 5:
      • Never allow your Child to meet up with anyone they have met through a Social Networking Site on their own or with other friends.
      • If your Child is intent on meeting someone they have met online, then arrange the meeting in a controlled environment where you are present
      • It helps to know your Childs online friend as well as you know there normal friends.
    • Number 6:
      • Encourage children to tell you about anything they find that is suggestive, obscene, threatening or makes them feel uncomfortable.
      • This way you can help to filter out anything this can be dangerous or harmful to them.
      • This will also help you develop a trust with your Child and there Internet use.
    • Number 7:
      • Don’t think its ok because their friends are doing it.
      • Just because your Childs friends may be using a certain Website or Internet Service it doesn’t always mean it is safe for your Child.
      • Always vet a website that your Child has expressed great interest in
    • Number 8:
      • Discourage your Child from posting pictures of themselves online!
      • This will stop your Child from being identified offline (i.e. in the street)
      • If your Child insist on posting pictures online, be sure to view all the pictures before they go online.
    • Number 9:
      • Don't immediately blame the child if they receive or access something obscene - this may have been done accidentally.
      • Many website make money by have pop-ups designed to attract your attention so that you click on them, thus forwarding you to another website.
      • Your Child may not be aware of the intent of these links or even what website is on the other end of the link.
    • Number 10:
      • Set your own golden rules and after discussing them, stick them at the side of the computer.
      • This way your child is always reminded of what is and is not acceptable to do on the Internet.
    • Finally
      • Enjoy the Internet, it is a great tool and can provide your Child with many hours of enjoyment and education!