Here, we offer 7 ways to help keep your kids safe online
- Ask your child to show you their favourite websites, and revisit them in your own time. Explore the space and find out how to set up safety features.
- To spot spam, look out for messages with poor spelling and grammar, and requests to forward an email to multiple people. Always have your spam filter switched on to minimise the risks.
- Phishing emails make offers that seem too good to be true or have a strong sense of urgency. If an organisation you trust is requesting personal information, don’t click on any links – go direct to their website to make sure it’s genuine.
- Protect all your devices with anti-virus software and make sure you regularly install updates to any programs or apps.
- Do not open attachments from any unknown sources.
- Never open or forward a suspicious looking email or respond to a social media message from someone you don’t know.
- Teach children not to use an unsecured Wi-Fi hotspot when out and about, especially if what they are doing is personal or private.