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Risks

Young People & Cyber Criminality

The dangers to youngsters who spend hours on end on their computer or tablet in their bedroom are well documented and include health and social problems. However, one of the most serious risks is that of breaking the law online...

Copying & Cheating

The internet is a great resource for research for your child’s homework and coursework. Unfortunately, however, it can be very easy and tempting to copy information straight from a website and pass it off as his or her own...

Texting & Sexting

The same advice applies to texting as it does to emailing or social networking: children could be duped into thinking they’re texting (and being texted by) someone, whereas in fact it’s a stranger who is on the other end....

Cyberstalking

Unlike when they’re meeting someone face-to-face, children don’t always know who they’re actually ‘talking’ to online, even if they think they do. This makes it easy for someone who may want to hurt your child, to...

Cyberbullying

Online bullying - like bullying in the playground, street or home - can cause child misery. Your child should always tell you if and when this is happening to them. They must also be made aware that it’s wrong to text, write...

Privacy & Identity Theft

You should make your children aware that they mustn’t reveal any information that allows a stranger access to their or your personal or financial information. Tending to be more trusting and vulnerable than adults, children...

Clickjacking

Unfortunately, social networking sites are a very popular place for people trying to trip you or your child up. Your child will probably not be as cautious as you are, so you need to point out the dangers. One of these is...

Viruses & Other Malware

Most of us know about the dangers and consequences of our computers and maybe mobile devices being infected with malware, but is your child aware of the issues. And if they are, does it bother them?...

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