CYBER SAFETY

27787173_10156183824348833_1160009859_o.jpgThe internet offers incredible opportunities and information for people of all ages, and it connects us in a way that we have never been connected before – especially in rural, regional and remote areas.

It means we can more easily stay in touch with people, in spite of geographic distances. We can ring or instant message our children (perhaps at boarding school) and they can stay in touch with their family and friends, regardless of how far away they are.

But there is a darker side to this new accessibility – and like a ‘real world’ highway, certain rules need to be adhered to so that everyone can have a safe experience.

We have gathered some basic tips and tools, along with some vital links, to help keep your online experiences as positive as possible.  There is a lot to cover, so we have broken it down into sections:

TIPS & TOOLS FOR PARENTS

TIPS & TOOLS FOR TEENAGERS

TIPS FOR SCHOOLS

Disclaimer: BIRRR are not specialists in this area, and you are encouraged to read widely on this topic if you have primary or secondary age children.