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The internet has made way for a range of brilliant creations and opportunities. During the course of the pandemic it allowed for online learning, a form of communication and a way to stay connected with the rest of the world. Just as it presents opportunities to do good, there are others online that seek to cause harm which is why it’s important for children to be taught about its dangers (especially now as the age of use is getting lower). We have teamed up with an independent school in London to share more on teaching children about online safety.
Everything is at the click of a button thanks to the internet. It’s easy for criminals to set up fake profiles using images that they have found online to impersonate others and try to befriend your child. Even if they claim to attend the same school as them, warn your child against adding anyone that they do not know in person. This will help them to protect themselves whilst enjoying the networking platforms.
Privacy is a big issue of today. It’s easy for hackers to obtain access to your social networking accounts if your passwords are not diversified. Individuals are also able to “cyber stalk” using the information that you put out there. With the upload of a selfie or a status, strangers can work out where it is that your child goes to school. To protect them from this, advise your child against sharing too much information online and encourage them to keep a private profile.
There’s content online that can be inappropriate and harmful for children to view. To protect your child from it you can block all of those sites and place parental controls on your devices. Tools like Norton Family can help you with this and give you access to real time information that notifies you when attempts are made.