Some simple rules for children using the Internet:-

  • only use websites I have agreed with an adult
  • only use a child friendly search engine
  • only send email to and open email from people I know
  • ask permission before opening an e-mail sent by someone I don't know
  • do not use my real name when using games on the Internet (create a nick-name)
  • never give out my home address, phone or mobile number
  • never tell someone I don't know where I go to school
  • never arrange to meet someone I have 'met' on the Internet
  • tell an adult immediately if I see or hear anything I am unhappy with

Go through the rules with your child and display them near the computer. Explain to your child that you want to keep them safe and away from contact with strangers.


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