Issues Risks Possible Consequences Being Online
Children may receive texts or emails that make them feel sad, embarrassed, upset, depressed or afraid. This could be damaging to the child’s self-esteem and psychological well-being
Used by child sex offenders with the goal of obtaining sexual contact.
Could inadvertently give out personal information such as address, school attended or bank or credit card details, resulting in fraud or worse still an attempted abduction.
Issues Risks Possible Consequences Mobile phone
1. Who is child talking to?
Very hard to know who your child has contact with and the content of any conversation
2. Explicit material
Photos and explicit content either from texting or talking resulting in inappropriate behaviour.
3. Mobile phone theft/crime
Expensive mobile phone handsets are desirable items, and so unfortunately are at risk from theft. Children and young people may be particularly vulnerable to such crime.
Area Ways of reducing risk Social networking
Restrict access to social networking sites. Most social networking sites have age limits so make sure they adhere to this. 2.
Talk to the children/young people about predators about never talking to strangers, meeting them etc. Internet use
Monitor children’s online activity and block site’s that are inappropriate and limit the amount of time the child/young person spends online. 2.
Encourage children/young people to talk to you about things that might be happening on-line and guide them in the right direction. This will help them to recognise the dangers that could develop Buying online
There is a risk of others hacking into your computer to get your identity this can be minimised by a firewall. A...
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