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A Must Read for ALL Parents!!

25/02/2013

​Who's Chatting to Your Kids?

The internet has brought the world into our living rooms providing access to vast resources of information and the opportunity to meet and communicate with people from around the world.

But like every element of society, the internet has its share of dangers and risks. The internet and advances in technology have been embraced by sex offenders who have proven exceptionally skilled at exploiting new modes of communication to gain access to children.

Like when learning to cross the street, it is important that we take the time to guide, assist and supervise our children in the use of the internet.

The rules you teach your children about meeting new people in the real world also apply when they meet and ‘chat’ with people online.

Consider for a moment whether you would feel comfortable if your child spoke to a total stranger on the street for several hours or if the phone rang at home and your child told an unknown caller all about themselves, including their age, address, school or mobile phone number. Just as you would tell your children to never provide their personal details to someone they met on the street, you should tell them never to give them to anyone online.

This brochure provides you with practical information about internet safety, including the technology being used by children and how you can reduce the risk of your child becoming a victim.

 

To report information anonymously to police call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000