6G Internet reveals its top 10 tips for Safer Internet Day
6G Internet, the UK's fastest wireless broadband provider, has pledged its support to Safer Internet Day.
With parents in mind, the forward-thinking ISP issued its top 10 tips for child safety online for the annual awareness day which, this year, takes place on February 11th.
Taking the Safer Internet Day organisation’
In an era in which technological advancements occur at a rate by which the average parent struggles to keep up, children have become a vulnerable casualty. 6G Internet aims to empower parents with the knowledge needed to keep their children safe across the digital landscape.
The list is as follows:
1.Where possible keep the PC or laptop that children use in a family environment visible by parents instead of in a bedroom.
2.Ask them what information they are currently sharing online and if they would share the same information with a stranger in the street as little pieces of information can easily be pieced together and build up a picture of their personal lives.
3.Create a family email address for signing up to websites.
4.Make sure that you know the steps needed to block websites and impose time restrictions on home computers as well as what age restrictions on games and websites mean.
5.Inform your child that pictures they post online can be downloaded and manipulated without their permission and may be used against them for blackmail and bullying not just now but in the future.
6.Let them know that predators can turn the situation around to make children feel guilty and scared of seeking help.
7.Check what filter settings they have in place on their emails, websites and apps and if they use the same password for every account.
8.Advise your child to only open web links, email attachments and files sent by people they trust and even then to be aware that these trusted people’s accounts themselves may have been hacked and taken over. We teach children not to talk to strangers on the street, they should do the same on line.
9.Stress that meeting people that they have only been in touch with online is extremely dangerous and they should never arrange to meet up without a trusted adult with them.
10.Assure them that they can always talk to you or their teachers or anonymous helplines to discuss their concerns before the problem escalates.
To read 6G’s full online safety guide for parents including the key line conclusion, visit the company’s official page HERE. [http://www.6ginternet.com/
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