EMPIRE OF DIGITAL SAFETY

BY GERRY LINARDOS,BE AWARE CONNECT WITH CARE

HOW TO GUIDE AND PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ALL THE POTENTIAL RISKS

Our generation has its head in the tech sand most of the time...Our children are digital natives, having never experienced a non-digital world. They need social and technical skills to communicate digitally and keep up with their peers, so they absorb new languages and techniques with the ease complete concentration can afford. Cybercriminals have become quite savvy in their attempts to lure people in and get you to click on a link or open an attachment. So don't give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number without my parents’ permission. Always tell my parents right away if I come across something that makes me feel uncomfortable. Never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring a parent along. respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away and also report it to the company. Never give out my passwords to anyone (even my best friends) other than my parents or family.Be good online citizens and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.

ONLINE SAFETY

Internet Safety - Newsround Caught In The Web (9 Feb 2010)