As the kids head back to school lets take a look at how to stay smart online.
Kids & Teens
While the internet offers an exciting world of experiences for kids and teens, it is important to be mindful that they could:
- experience cyber-bullying
- be exposed to inappropriate or harmful content
- be at risk from contact with strangers
- unknowingly or deliberately share personal information without realising they may be subject to identity theft, or that they are leaving behind an online footprint that might not reflect well on them in the future.
Many companies check to see if job applicants have online profiles. Be aware that the photos and information you share with your friends may not be what you want a prospective employer to see.
Resources for Kids and Teens
There are lots of online resources to help kids and teens understand how to stay safe online.
- Budd:e Primary- Budd:e for primary schools offers fun and engaging games and activities to build unique robots, while introducing basic practices that will equip children to stay safe and secure online. Topics include privacy, password creation, protecting personal details, virus scanning, secure websites, and scams.
- Budd:e Secondary- Budd:e for secondary schools explores advanced online safety and security topics, including: creating content, file sharing, pop-ups, privacy, sharing, scams, spam, spyware, malware, phishing, online transactions and computer viruses. Students can earn points answering questions to ‘buy’ parts and accessories to build a unique cyborg that can be used as an avatar on social networking sites.
- Cybersafety help – Information and Cybersafety help button.
- Cybersmart – Information and education to empower children to be safe online.
- Hector’s World – A fun resource for younger children to learn about internet safety.
- ThinkUKnow – Internet safety program.
READ MORE >>> http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/kids_and_teens