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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Safer Internet Day - Sicurinrete

Today is the international Safer Internet Day. Here you can see a video in Italian advertising this event.
It is very important to be aware of to "share" and what not. So, watch the video and remember to be careful when you write about yourself on the net.

If you click here here you can find more info in Italian

The following is an excerpt from an article from this website http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/sip/events/day/index_en.htm

6 key tips to help your child use the internet safely

TALK ABOUT THE INTERNET and dedicate time to explore it together with your child. Ask your child to show you what they like to do online, and try not to be shocked or overreact if you do not share the same interests.
STIMULATE YOUR CHILD'S CREATIVITY. Point them in the direction of the best online content to explore for their development or just for fun). Your child can learn and discover new sites, play games, write blogs, create websites. Stretch his or her imagination.
SET UP RULES or BOUNDARIES TOGETHER. When\Where\Why and for how long can your child use their mobile phone or computer? If you listen to your child and establish fair rules, then he or she is more likely to stick to them.
PROTECT PERSONAL DATA and help your child understand that information or photos they put online can remain visible to everybody forever. Help him to set up the highest level of privacy settings on social networks.
THINK ABOUT USING PARENTAL CONTROL TOOLS to automatically filter certain topics (e.g. violence, porn) and limit the time your child will be able to navigate the web.
AVOID HAVING A COMPUTER IN YOUR CHILD'S BEDROOM. Put it in the living room instead. It will make it easier to follow your child's web-surfing habits on a daily basis.
These 6 are tips for parents and adults but I think that even children can keep in mind these tips so to help their friends and remind themselves what is better to avoid!

Here is another video in English this time!

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