Internet Safety For Children

The internet is a powerful tool for school research as well as a great platform to have fun and maintain your friendships. However, there are unscrupulous people who will take advantage of the vulnerability and nieve nature of children. The Internet Safety for Children website will help you advise and guide your childs browsing habits to help better protect from intrenet risks.

Keep your details private

Do not tell anyone on the internet your full name, home address or school details. You can safely tell someone the country or city you are from but never give a road name as this could be used to find you.

Don’t trust everything you read

When you chat to someone online they can easily lie and tell you they are the same age, from the same city and love the same activities. You think you have found a perfect friend but the person on the other end of the keyboard is completely different!
Don’t meet up – Never meet up with someone you have only met online. If you must meet up then make sure you tell a trusted adult, take a trusted adult with you and meet in a public place with lots of people around.

Block random contacts

When using an instant messenger (like WhatsApp) you may find that a random person requests to be on your friend’s list. Always block people you do not recognise.

Keep details to a minimum

We at Children Protection Resource recommend that you do not include details about your hobbies, likes and dislikes in your profile information. Also, do not use a personal picture of yourself. Instead choose a picture of a pet, celebrity, default avatar or some other object. The more someone can find out about you the easier it is for them to worm their way into your trust.

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