Keeping children safe online – 5 Steps

Parents be a role model for online safety. Here are 5 short steps to helping your child stay safe online. Re posted from http://www.kidsmatter.edu

Mark Taylor Psychology

Keeping children safe online – 5 Steps

Summary:
– start discussions with children about cyber-safety early, & ongoing
– make dialogue about cyber-safety part of daily life
– education: in particular about privacy settings & reporting mechanisms

5 Steps:
1. Talk about cyber safety and keep cyber safety dialogue going throughout their life
2. Monitor time online, particularly for younger children
3. Set house rules – What is okay; What is not okay; Time limits; Privacy & what information is okay to share online
4. Consider use of filters for potentially harmful materials that are available online
5. Model positive online behaviour to your children

Source: https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/families/enewsletter/keeping-children-safe-online

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