10 Rules To Keep Your Child Safe

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10 Rules To Keep Your Child Safe

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

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