In recent years, interactive technology such as the Internet and mobile phones have provided children with new opportunities for learning, communicating and playing.  One of the main disadvantages to this type of technology is that unless you have webcam you can not see the person you contact online and therefore, you have no idea if they are who they say they are. 

 

Most children are more cyber-savvy than their parents.  They tend to have a trusting and curious nature that can lead them to give up their personal information and lead them to danger without realising it.  To address this problem CertSys recently introduced a new scheme to help parents and children become more aware of online dangers so that they can protect themselves. 

 

CertSys helps tackle the problem of online safety - MEDIA COVERAGE.

 

On the 14th of September 2005, CertSys visited Chantry School (previous visits to St Joseph's Convent Preparatory School and Holy Trinity School have also been made) to present a short presentation outlining what children can do to keep themselves safe from online dangers.  Here is a list of some online dangers:

  • Virus & Hackers

  • Stalkers

  • Financial Scams

  • Racist and Hate Literature

  • Pornography

In addition parents will be given a fact sheet detailing what responsibilities they have and what they can do to protect their child. If you would like a copy of this fact sheet please click the following: PARENTAL FACT SHEET.

 

Crossword Answers:

 

ACROSS

2. Control, 6. Technology, 8. Protect, 9. Risk, 11. Online, 12. Safety, 14. Rules,

15. Monitoring, 16. Supervision, 17. Dangers, 18. Pornography

 

DOWN

1. Internet, 2. Children, 3. Limits, 4. Precautions, 7. Passwords , 10. Security,

13. Filtering

 

Contact us if you have any questions or if you would like us to set up a similar presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful Information

 

Top 10 tips for parents and children (PDF)

 

Frequently asked questions (PDF)

 

Back to school tips

 

Where to get more help..

 

Childnet International www.childnet-int.org

 

ChildLine

0800 1111 or

www.childline.org.uk

 

NCH the Children's Charity www.nch.org.uk/itok

 

If you see pictures on the Internet that you think are illegal, then you can report it to the Internet Watch Foundation (www.iwf.org.uk) who will pass it to the police in confidence.