Have you ever Goggled yourself to see what information can be found on you?
The internet has become an integral part of our and our children’s lives. A world has opened up which offers many positive opportunities.
Children start using computers from a very early age and are increasingly using the Internet more and more whether it is at home, in school, on their mobile phones or on a games console. With this in mind, Internet Safety and knowing how to help protect children and young people online is essential.
Just as we want to keep our child safe in the real world, we will want to do the same in the virtual world. It is important that we understand enough about the Internet to keep our children safe from harm but is equally important that we equip our children with the skills they need to keep themselves safe so they can experience the Internet positively and responsibly.
We all know we need to stay safe while using the internet, but we may not know just how to do that. In the past, internet safety was mostly about protecting your computer from viruses. But today, the internet's vast reach, constantly changing technologies and growing social nature have made users more vulnerable to identity theft, privacy violations and even harassment.