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Child safety on the Internet. The most important rules.

Child safety on the Internet. The most important rules.


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About This Lesson

The following types of dangers for young users exist on the World Wide Web:

• suicide sites;

• forum sites for potential suicides;

• drug sites (the Internet is full of news about the "benefits" of using marijuana, recipes and tips for making a "potion");

• sites inciting ethnic hatred and racial rejection (extremism, nationalism, fascism);

• pornographic sites;

• dating sites (virtual communication destroys the ability to real communication, adolescents lose communication skills);

• sites promoting extremism, violence and deviant forms of behavior, direct threats to the life and health of schoolchildren from strangers offering personal meetings, as well as various types of fraud;

• sects (a virtual interlocutor can affect the worldview of a teenager).

Internet Rules

1. Do not enter unfamiliar sites.

2. If you received a Word or Excel file by mail, even from a familiar person, be sure to check it for viruses before opening it.

3. If an unfamiliar attachment arrives, in no case do not start it, but rather, immediately delete and empty the basket.

4. Never send your password to anyone.

5. Try to use a hard-to-remember set of numbers and letters for passwords.

6. When communicating on the Internet, do not indicate your personal data, but use a pseudonym (nickname)

7. Without adult control, in no case do not meet people you meet on the Internet.

8. If the network needs to be registered, then they must make it so that it does not indicate any personal information.

9. Not all information posted on the Internet can be trusted.

10. Do not leave your computer with important information on the screen unattended

11. Do not save important information on a public computer.

It is also important to explain to the child that his digital footprints remain on any site. which he visited. It will be useful to show him the IP checking site like The child must understand that anonymity on the network is just an illusion, and any user can be quite easily found using the IP address.

Children ages 9 to 12

At this age, children, as a rule, have already heard about what information exists on the Internet. It is perfectly normal that they want to see, read, hear. It should be remembered that access to unwanted materials can be easily blocked with the help of Parental Controls.

Safety Tips for Children 9 to 12

• Create a list of home rules for visiting the Internet with the participation of children and demand its implementation.

• Ask your child to comply with temporary computer practices.

• Show the child that you are watching him, not because you want it, but because you worry about his safety and are always ready to help him.

• A computer with an Internet connection should be in the common room under the supervision of parents.

• Use means to block inappropriate content as an addition to standard Parental controls.

• Remember to talk with your children about their friends on the Internet.

• Insist that children never accept personal meetings with friends over the Internet.

• Allow children to visit only sites from the white list that you create with them.

• Encourage children to never give out personal information through e-mail, chat, instant messaging, registration forms, personal profiles and when registering for competitions on the Internet.

• Teach your children not to download programs without your permission. Explain to them that they may accidentally download viruses or other unwanted software.

• Create your child a limited computer account.

• Encourage your child to inform you of any Internet threats or worries. Stay calm and remind the children that they are safe if they themselves told you, if they themselves told you about their threats or worries. Praise them and advise you to come again in such cases.

• Insist that children give you access to their email so you can make sure they don’t communicate with strangers.

• Explain to children that the network cannot be used for bullying, spreading gossips.


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