e-safety@Redlands: Internet safety, security and screen time

Monday 02 Sep 2019 by e-Safety@Redlands
Top 5 tips for parents about Internet safety, security and screen time:
  • Talk to your kids (early and often) to raise awareness, stay involved and identify potential issues while they are still small.
  • Educate yourself and your kids on privacy, sharing, passwords and general security.
  • Talk to your kids about addiction, cyberbullying, sexting and self esteem before a potential incident occurs
  • Create a family plan together with your kids and agree on limits around usage including how long, where and when are appropriate.
  • Be a good role model, aim for less than 2 hours a day in recreational screen time and 60 minutes a day in physical activities

5 simple rules to teach your kids:

  1. If you wouldn’t do it face to face, don’t do it online
  2. Once it’s online, you can’t delete it
  3. Beware of random strangers bearing gifts
  4. Too much of a good thing can be bad for you
  5. Lock your online world like you lock your house or computer