In today’s technologically advanced society, more children are accessing the Internet than ever before. According to regulatory officials Ofcom, approximately 82% of 5 to 7 year olds, 96% of 8-11 year olds and 99% of 12-15 year olds used the Internet in 2013.
The Fundamental Principles of Internet Safety:
Although this increased online usage is beneficial because children can access online educational resources and improve their technological abilities, it also causes several security issues. Many parents are unsure how to regulate their children’s access to the Internet, which in turn places children at risk of exposure to inappropriate content. Furthermore, many children do not know what personal information they should and should not share online.
Therefore, this guide has been created to offer parents extensive information on how to keep your child safe online. From implementing parental controls to practicing responsible social networking behaviour, this guide will inform you of the most effective ways to safeguard your child whilst they are online.