Internet safety, how to keep safe

by Brandon.

Introduction about internet safety

In our world social media sites are very popular because people like to meet and talk to there friends but sometimes when an unknown person sends you a friend request you never know who they might be so be very careful when searching for new friends on the internet.

Article 1, Being safe on the internet.

~ Don’t post something that you wouldn’t want your parents to see.

~ Make sure you don't put personal information up what you don't want people to know.

~ Make sure you have your account setting on personal.

~Only accept people you know.

~ Never meet people in person who you met on the internet if you do meet them make sure you tell someone before you go, Or have someone to go with.

~Never share your password with anyone, Including your best friend.

~Seeing someone you meet over the internet is extremely dangerous because you could be in danger.

Article 2, Safety Settings.

When you first set an account on facebook ect. make sure you do put the settings on if not you could start getting people who you don't know they may not be who they say they are. Never go meet them tell someone.

If your child has experienced sexual or offensve mobile phone, games console or computer. It could be messages, images or conversations over webcam. The important thing is that if an adult is making sexual advances to your child on the internet you should report it to us.

Article 3, Steps to Success

1.Make sure you have a secure internet connection.

2.Write down a list of rules and position it in a place close to the computer where they can be easily read. Talk through the rules with your child so they understand why they're there.

3.Don't site computers in places where it is difficult to monitor what your child is viewing.

4.Show an interest in what they're accessing/doing online. If possible get to know your child's online friends in the same way that you would get to know their school or neighbourhood friends.

5.Reinforce the message about safety considerations to your children when they are chatting with people online. Check out our advice for your child and social networking pages so you know how to advise them.

6.Encourage your child to tell you about anything they think is inappropriate and reassure them it is not their fault. Make sure they know you will support them.

7.If they report anything to you, contact your local police office. You can also report abuse online to the Virtual Global Taskforce and report illegal images to the Internet Watch Foundation.

Here is a useful link to the CEOP website.

The CEOP website helps exploit sexual predators and helps children to gain there confidenece.