GENERAL ADVICE FOR PARENTS

  • Keep the computer in a family room
  • Bookmark sites for them to use rather than encouraging "Googling"
  • Talk to your children about what to do and who to talk to if they see something unpleasant online
  • Set up controls but don't rely on them completely - keep an eye on what they're doing
  • Try not to over-react if they're looking at something bad - it's often an accident
  • Set time limits for their use of devices and don't let them use the computer in the hour before bedtime
  • Talk about what happens when personal information is made public