Many parents, teachers and professionals who work with children do not have the same technical know how of young people. But don’t worry – you don’t need a degree in computer science to learn how to keep children safe online. InternetSafetyZone has created five sections for you to browse and pick up basic information and safety tips to use the Internet safely, and the essential information for reporting emergency online issues.
1. How to use the Internet (safely)
A good place to start. Here you will find basic information about the internet, social networking sites (like Facebook), gaming and mobile phones, as well advice and information about how to protect yourself and young people online.
2. The Worries
Do you keep hearing and reading things in the media that worry you? Not sure what these things are and how to deal with them? This section explains some of the main issues that you might have heard of and ways to deal with them. This Includes: illegal content, online grooming, child abuse, cyberbullying, prejudice and discrimination, and privacy & data protection. The articles in this section also help to clarify the issues you should talk through with your children, as well as how various organisations can help with these issues.
3. Reporting Abuse and Handling Problems
For immediate reporting of abuse, please click the ‘report abuse’ button at the bottom of the page. This section looks the best ways to report different types of abuse, how to handle problems presented to young people by the Internet and how to build up communications with young people so they are empowered to use the Internet safely.
Here you will find all the information about different technologies you can use to help protect young people on the Internet, including the advantages and disadvantages of each technology provision.
5. Certificate in E-Safety
For those who want to improve their understanding of E-Safety to an even greater level, we offer a University accredited certificate in Internet safety, recommended for parents, teachers and professionals who work with children and young people.