Cyber Safety For Children
Detectware understands that Internet safety is a shared responsibility between the public, the Internet industry, and the legal community. However, parents remain the ‘first line of defense’ in protecting their children against Internet safety dangers. Unfortunately, parents, educators and other caring adults are ill-equipped, uninformed and often overwhelmed when it comes to Internet safety issues, and they need credible outside help. As the nation’s leading Internet safety organization since 2009, Detectware has responded to this call for action by creating Detectware School Project (Internet Safety Awareness for parents and students).
Detectware School Project is a widely-renowned resource and teaching series that paints a comprehensive picture of the dangers children encounter online. Through the Internet Safety Awareness Program, Detectware strives to educate and empower parents, educators and other caring adults with the information they need to effectively protect children from Internet dangers.
Do You Know What Your Kids Are Doing Online?
“It’s 10 p.m.; do you know where your children are?” Well, in 2011 your children might be safely home, sitting in their room–but thanks to PCs, laptops, smartphones, and tablets, they can still be at risk. Now, you need to know where your children are–not just physically, but also in cyberspace.
“Parents must learn about the internet with their child.
Kids today have access to and are accessible by many millions of people worldwide via the vast array of
websites, applications and online-games. The unprecedented amount of personal information available on
these sites makes them a perfect place for people who would happily identify their victims and gain their trust.
Other identified dangers include exposure to inappropriate content, cyber bullying and harassment, exchange
of inappropriate images and identity theft. Teens are often not aware that their words and or photos, which may
have been intended for a small audience, sometimes find their way to a larger one, often with both the
unexpected and undesirable consequences.
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Internet Safety Tips
Detectware offers safety tips that are important for all children to know to avoid and resist Internet predators. Discuss this and family rules with your children to help them understand the importance of caution when surfing the net or participating in chatrooms, social networking sites, and other sites of social communications.
- Do not give out personal information
- If you receive information you do not understand or makes you feel uncomfortable inform your parents or teacher.
- Never meet someone face – to – face (FTF) that you have met on the Internet or have them visit you.
- Never send a photo of yourself or your family to a person you have met on the Internet.
- If you receive an instant message (IM) or an email that you are uncomfortable with , inform a parent.
- Have a family meeting to set rules for the computer and Internet use.
- Do not choose a password that a person could guess. Such as your pet’s name, your favorite band or sport team.
- Except for your parents, never give out your password – even to your best friend.
- Make sure you personally know everyone on your buddy list or in your network.
- Privacy and the Internet do not go hand in hand. If someone is persistent, they can find anything they want – keep what you posted – FOREVER.
- Be a netizen = a good online citizen.
- Do not do anything that could cost money unless you receive parental permission.
- Do not fill out information to win something for free.
- Do not click on pop-up ads. They might install spyware, adware, or malware on your computer.
- Do not believe everything you see or read on the web.
- Do not download or install pirated songs, movies, software, or video games.
- Inform an adult if someone harasses you or want to talk about sex.
- Be careful of strangers who try to turn against your family while promising to be your best friend. (BF)
- Remember people online may not be who they say they are. Someone who says they are 13 years old could really be a 43 year old.
- If you have not had a FACE – TO – FACE meeting with the person you have been communicating with online, then you DO NOT KNOW THAT PERSON.
Studies & Surveys – http://www.enough.org/inside.php?id=1PCE0227W
Statistics – http://websafety4kids.org/statistics/
Items for Sale
- Cyber Safety for Parents DVD (Video)
- Cyber Safety for Students DVD (Video) + Free Educational DVD Pragmatic with 20 Softwares
- Cyber Safety for Kids + Computer Color Book
- Parental Control Software
Items for Free
- Cyber Safety Posters
- Free Cyber Safety Awareness lectures for Schools (Primary, JHS, SHS), and PTA