Why is e-safety important? 6000 11-16 year-olds were surveyed about their internet use. 55% access the internet everyday 47% for an hour or more 21% liked IM/Chat the most 15% used gaming sites 11% used Social Networking sites 33% had access in their bedrooms 25% have met someone offline – one quarter of these did not take anyone with them. of the three quarters who did 83% took a friend not a trusted adult.
Why is e-safety important? If we translate that information over to the children at Hanbury. Out of 108 children: 60 will access the internet everyday 51 for an hour or more 16 will like IM/Chat the most 16 will use gaming sites 12 will use Social Networking sites 36 will have access in their bedrooms 27 may meet someone offline – SEVEN of these will not take anyone with them. of the three quarters who will, SIXTEEN would take a friend not a trusted adult.
Spyware and viruses Inappropriate or pornographic images Cyber-bullying Contact from strangers Identity theft The dangers:
Tips for keeping them safe Rule 1: Location, Location, Location Keep computers in family areas so their use can be supervised. Rule 2: Ask your child what they are doing on the internet. Older children often view the internet as a private space. It isnt. An honest and open dialogue will make them more likely to tell you if there is something wrong. Rule 3: Get involved Share computer time with your child. Rule 4: Set up some security Protect against viruses and spyware Set content filters and parental controls Set up separate user accounts Wireless internet Strong Ciphers
Encourage your child to be: S SAFE M Meeting A Accepting R Reliable T Tell
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Internet Safety Weblinks www.kidsmart.org.uk Kidsmart www.childnet-int.org Childnet www.ceop.gov.uk Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre www.thinkuknow.co.uk Think U Know http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/help/web/staysafe CBBC