Safe Internet Day – Some simple hints and tips for parents

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Today is the day to take the technology away and talk to friends, colleagues and minors about the pros and cons of the internet and its safe use.

Agree Internet rules and guidelines along with your children

  • When and for how long
  • How important it is to keep personal information private
  • What type of sites are ok and not ok

Discuss Behaviour to include ‘cyber bullying’ and respect for other users and their views

Discuss the risks associated with ‘online friends’ especially those wanting to meet up physically

Explore the internet together, encourage exploration but advise accordingly – the positive aspects of the internet far outweigh the bad.

Report found illegal content to the relevant authorities

We should all do our part to make the internet a safer place for all.

Some nice resources can be found here
http://www.saferinternetday.ie/resources/

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