Internet safety tips for Parents
As Parents it is not always easy to know what to do to help your children become more safer on the Internet.
Research has shown it’s more beneficial to work with the children and “BE There” for them when they encounter issues online. Banning children from the Internet does not work so well.
The Irish Examiner ran a story from a student in Co. Cork who shared her letter to the government on the problems online and how it’s not being tackled in this country. It’s interesting how many children are coming forward to help stomp out cyber bullying.
“The “latest” set of guidelines on bullying published by the Government date back to 1993. As a teenager and frequent internet user, I don’t think this is good enough. ………..” read more here
From a parents point its a difficult time, Jonathan Pugsley who lost his daughter Ciara (15) to Cyber Bullying speaks of his loss with Gregory Harkin with the Irish Independent. “”I’m reminded of Ciara every single minute of the day, I’m always doing something that reminds me of her,”………. read more of the article here
Workshops for parents are available by contacting Niall on 086-2377033 or email InternetSafety@pcclean.ie
Workshops for Parents is a seminar that gives parents oppurtunity to learn more about online usage of their children regarding social media sites such as Facebook, Ask.Fm, Twitter, YouTube, Mushy Monsters and many more.
Discussions on how parents can minimise the chances that their children get caught up on Cyber Bullying and also how to deal with it if it occurs. An extra part to this workshop takes into account some general security information when using the internet, topics on:
-How to use the Internet safely
-What sites are ok to enter credit card details
-Being careful of credit card scams and email scams
-Knowledge on scams when people contact a computer owner to tell them they need help and take their money
-How to lock-down all devices in the home
and much more
Workshops for children are available by contacting Niall on 086-2377033 or email InternetSafety@pcclean.ie
Workshops for children to learn what they could avoid before getting into trouble, for something that may of seemed innocent. Children may sometimes post comments or photos on websites without realising the impact they may have on other people, due to their innocence and lack of knowledge on Cyber Bullying. This workshop can fill in the blanks and help them better understand how certain actions can cause pain to someone.
Topics covered are:
-What to post online and not to post
-Photo tagging and location tagging websites
-Potential determent on future prospects on what you do online NOW
and much more
For more information email: InternetSafety@pcclean.ie