By the time they are older still, they will probably already be ‘online veterans’ who know their way around the internet, apps, games, downloading and social networking with ease. But they almost certainly don’t have the life-experience and wisdom to handle all of the situations they encounter.Which is why we need a measured approach to keeping our children safe when they’re online. Until relatively recently, most homes had a family computer, on which parents could safely introduce their children to the internet, keep an eye on what they were doing and introduce a degree of monitoring and control using parental software.
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We’ve prepared some simple checklists to help you keep your kids safe online according to their age group.
naturally more trusting than adults and hopefully having been less exposed to the darker side of the internet.
They are also not as well equipped to deal with such issues – or their consequences.
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Your time is far too valuable to be spent filtering through countless profiles of people who have little in common with you.However, as our children grow up, develop and discover new experiences, we have to take more and different steps to ensure their safety.Until their understanding and instincts catch up with their curiosity, our children need to be protected from everyday dangers – whether crossing the road, in and around the home, trying new foods or talking to new people they meet.As parents – or relatives, teachers and other adults responsible to children’s safety – we want our children and those we look after to be healthy and happy … Above all, it’s also instinctive that we want kids to be safe.Children learn through exploration and natural curiosity, and it is part of our job as parents and carers to encourage that.For more information or to report a website visit Other Helpful Links Childnet International Beat Bullying Parent Port UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) If you’ve experienced cybercrime, you can contact the charity Victim Support for free and confidential support and information.