Internet safety at home can be a major concern for parents. Keeping children safe online should be a top priority when allowing access to the internet. Educate your children about the dangers and why we have specific rules is more effective than just try and block everything.
Here you will find information and links to websites that will help inform you and your children about cyber safety. Netsafe New Zealand is also an excellent resource that will support families with any cyber safety questions you might have!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPse7dcXwrU Faux Paws Adventures in the Internet teaches kids the basics of Internet safety: how to keep personal information safe, to keep away from Internet strangers, and to go to an adult for help when they see anything online that makes them uncomfortable.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o8auwnJtqE This clip helps children to understand what constitutes personal information ideal for 8-11 year olds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5kW4pI_VQw E-safety – aimed at raising awareness for 5-8 year olds on using the internet.
http://www.hectorsworld.com – this is a wonderful resource for junior students – download and play the activities on the site!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TUMHplBveo information aimed at senior students about digital footprints.