Most kids are incredibly savvy when it comes to using the internet— but make sure they follow safe computing practices, so they don’t expose themselves or their household to cybercrime.Fortunately, there are some great resources you can use to help teach your kids how to stay safe online.
Keeping your family safe online
Talk to your kids about what they’re doing online and who they’re connecting with
Keep up-to-date with the latest trends, technology and apps to encourage family discussions on online safety
Tell your children not to give out personal information about themselves or the family
Consider using parental controls to restrict access to certain apps, games or websites
Set clear boundaries and time limits on the use of technology
Talk about cyberbullying with your children as soon as they start using social media sites or a mobile phone
Resources worth checking out
- The award-winning ThinkUKnow program www.thinkuknow.org.au offers training to help you guide your kids in the digital world.
- If you think your child is being bullied online, visit the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner website at www.esafety.gov.au
- Understand what rules exist for publishing images of children and young people online
- The Raising Children Network www.raisingchildren.net.au has resources to use with for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens.
For more information on Cyber Security, talk to your Adviser.
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