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Safety & Privacy
The challenges of keeping children safe, and their data private, while online, playing games, using mobile and handheld devices and apps. Your child might be tucked up warm and cosy in the living room or in bed, but keeping them safe goes beyond this and includes the online, digital world. The challenges of keeping children safe and their data private while online are ever growing and all parents need to know the facts behind e-safety for kids so that they can educate their children and use common sense.
Internet dangers and insights to protect your kids
The internet is in almost every room across the Western world, and any child with access to it can be vulnerable or unknowingly stumble upon upsetting content with just a few clicks of a mouse. In fact, any child playing games, using a mobile, handheld devices and apps can come across several dangers simply by being online. Significant threats could be posed by:
- Possible sexual predators
- Violence or other inappropriate content
- Pornography and
- Inappropriate contact with strangers or other children
Safety, privacy and the challenges of technology
Our Quibly child safety experts debate how to keep children safe online. It is evident that along with the online opportunities come major challenges facing parents, educators and teachers, so, what can you do to safeguard your children?
- Are child safe websites that have in-built technology which really able to keep children safe? How can adults ensure that children are screened from inappropriate content and influences? Parents should always check the settings applied to children safety online tools as these can sometimes to adjustable to age appropriate material, so child safe websites for 15-year-olds might still be inappropriate for younger children
- What is cyberbullying? Do you know if your child is a victim or perpetrator of cyberbullying? Being subjected to threats, teasing, humiliation or other inappropriate influences by other internet users is just the start of how far bullying online can go. The internet is now an extension of the awareness of ‘stranger danger’ that we teach younger children, and with cyberbullies often known to their victims, it’s also vital that parents listen to children’s concerns or worries when they’re voiced
- Internet safety for kids is not just an issue for parents. It is for children too, and parents can really help to keep children safe by educating them about the possible dangers of being on the internet, and internet safety for kids in general
- Is it worth becoming familiar with child parental controls?
The questions we tackle on Quibly
Quibly members can voice their queries about child safety and privacy and share their experiences. Below you can see that the community gives answers based on experience, intelligent opinions and factual evidence, providing unique insights from around the world. Share your comments and receive notifications from the experts on innovations that impact child safety. Collaborate with other parents and children about their experiences online and see dangers are being identified or experienced.