Protect Your Children In Cyberspace.

The Internet has changed the way we communicate, learn, and live by opening our world to endless possibilities. We can now see the world without leaving our home, learn without books, and even meet people from all over the world without actually seeing them. However, we must also be aware of the dangers that lurk within and ensure that our children can safely access the Internet without falling prey to these threats.

The Dangers and Threats

Children can be tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, or otherwise targeted by another person online.

Racial abuse and hate
The global reach of the Internet can make it easy to spread racial abuse and hate. The impact on children can be profound.

With over 4 million pornography websites online, pornography is now both prevalent and easily accessible by children.

Online gaming and addiction
Many children are developing an unhealthy addiction to spending time online, with an increased risk of health and social problems.

Children can be exposed to a shocking range and volume of online violence, such as images of war, domestic abuse, bigotry, and misogyny.

Online fraud and deception
Children can be targeted by fraudsters who can use the knowledge gained from children online to steal, blackmail, terrorise, and even kidnap.

Simple Ways to Keep Your Children Safe

  • Always get to know your child’s online habits - the sites they visit, what they do, the people they meet, and their online friends.
  • Stay alert to any sudden changes in their mood, appearance, habits, or increased secretiveness.
  • Let your child know they are free to talk to you about anything at any time.
  • Teach your children to never give out their personal information over the Internet.
  • Spend some time surfing the Internet yourself.
  • Place your child’s computer in an area of your home where you can easily monitor their Internet activity.
  • Monitor the amount of time your child spends online.
  • Install Internet filtering software on your computer.