Use of the Internet and new technologies are encouraged. It is a huge bank of educational resources, communication is made easy and anyone can become a publisher on the web. The possibilities are endless!
Whilst parents mainly use the Internet for web research and e-mail, young people are using it mainly for interactive chat, instant messenger (IM), music, games and social networking. Parents use the web mainly for 'downloading' information, whilst children are commonly using it for 'uploading' information. All of which could potentially put your child in danger if the correct supervision, monitoring and filtering systems are not in place.
Educate your child on e-safety and provide a list of guidelines and expectations for what you believe is acceptable behaviour, e.g.:
✔ Do not give out personal details
✔ Do not post photographs
✔ Do not talk to people you do not know
✔ Never arrange to meet anyone
✔ Suitable usage
✔ Ensure the correct security settings are in place