Risks

Video Game Gambling

Video gaming for your children can be enjoyable and safe, as long as games are age-appropriate, regulated and supervised by you, and playing times limited. However, there has been a massive surge in illegal websites enticing...

Copying & Cheating

The internet is a great resource for research for your child’s homework and coursework. Unfortunately, however, it can be very easy and tempting to copy information straight from a website and pass it off as his or her own...

Texting & Sexting

The same advice applies to texting as it does to emailing or social networking: children could be duped into thinking they’re texting (and being texted by) someone they know, whereas in fact it’s a stranger who is on the...

Cyberstalking

Unlike when they’re meeting someone face-to-face, children don’t always know who they’re actually ‘talking’ to online, even if they think they do. This makes it easy for someone who may want to hurt your child, to...

Cyberbullying

Online bullying - like bullying in the playground, street or home - can cause children misery. You should guide your child to always tell you if this is happening to them. ...

Privacy & Identity Theft

You should make your children aware that they mustn’t reveal any information that allows a stranger access to their or your personal or financial information....

Clickjacking

Unfortunately, social networking sites are a very popular place for people trying to trip you or your child up. Your child will probably not be as cautious as you are, so you need to point out the dangers. ...

Viruses & Other Malware

Most of us know about the dangers and consequences of our computers and maybe mobile devices being infected with malware, but is your child aware of the issues? And if they are, does it bother them?...


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