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The world at their fingertips. Is the world ready for them ?

Internet Safety

Mobile Phones - What Children should Know

Don't give their number to people they don't know or trust.

If they are being bullied, change their number or contact the mobile service and block the user.

Respect their friends' privacy - don't give out their numbers or take their pictures without their permission.

Be careful with what they text - its harder to apologise and / or explain after the fact.

Never reply to text messages from strangers.

Read about being cyber safe - check out the SFK Blog.

   

Chats & Instant Messaging - What Children should Know

Online friends are strangers - avoid meeting them.

Use a nickname that does not attract unnecessary or the wrong kind of attention.

Don't include personal information, stay in charge.

Think before you answer private messages.

Look out for your offline friends.

Log out or change screen name if you are uncomfortable.

Tell your parent or another adult if you are uncomfortable.

Save a copy of chat conversations, to report, if required.

Read about being cyber safe - check out the SFK Blog.

   

Emails : What Children should Know

Give out your email address only to people you already know and trust.

Have more than one account.

Never open attachments from people you don't know.

Don't click on any links in spam.

Don't forward spam to your friends.

Respect your friends' privacy - don't give out their email addresses to others.

Keep a record of messages that are bullying, threatening or that make you uncomfortable. Tell an adult about them.

Learn how to block / ignore people.

Change your email address if blocking doesn't work.

Read more - check out the SFK Blog.

   

Kids' Health

The Internet is a wonderful resource for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids or play interactive games.

Children who are old enough to punch in a few letters on the keyboard can literally access the world ... is this safe ?

Read more from this source.

Lessons in Singapore

An educational resource for parents, educators and law enforcement.

A Word from the FBI

A parent's guide to internet safety.

iSafe

News, media resources, internet safety tips.

NetSmartz Kids

For children from Kindergarten to Grade 6 - how to keep kids and teens safer. Also check this out.

Wired Safety

How to use technology to help keep young people safer from cyberbullies: A little here ... a little there ... software tools for the home.

 

NetAlert

Advice and resources, advice by age, risks and advice, parents' internet safety tool kit.

Cyber-safety Tips

How parents - and children - can become cyber smart, and stay cyber safe.

Some more Sites ...

Be Safe Online - www.besafeonline.org

Chat Danger - www.chatdanger.com

Get Net Wise - www.kids.getnetwise.org/safetyguide

Protect Kids - www.protectkids.com

Safe Teens - www.safeteens.com

   
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