- Wireless Devices: Electronic tools able to transfer information over a distance without the use of electrical wires. Examples include smart phones, BlackBerrys, Iphones, and cell phones with Internet capabilities.
- Social Networking: The interaction between a group of people who share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections. Examples include YouTube and Facebook.
- Tweeting: Text-based posts with a limit of 140 characters displayed on the author’s profile page, spread to the author’s subscribers timeline’s and who are known as followers.
- Instagramming: Oline photo-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook or Twitter.
- Blogging: The act of sharing an online journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences, hobbies and opinions.
- Interactive Gaming: Games that participants can play against others on the same network (typically the Internet). Certain providers, such as Microsoft Xbox Live, offer other enhanced services such as advertising, chat, product/service sales and support, instant messaging and more.
First, you need ask yourself is it an emergency?
- Is the offence occurring right now or has it just occurred? AND
- Are people in danger physically? OR
- Is property in immediate danger of being damaged?
- If the answer is YES. call 999
For example, if you have received an electronic message conveying an immediate and believable threat such as “I’m coming to your house now, and I’m going to kill you”, that would be an emergency.
Internet filters block sites that are of illegitimate interest. Having said that, filters would never replace the careful guidance of concerned parents and teachers.
Please give adequate awareness to your child on how to protect their privacy.
If you allow your children to use chat or IM at home, please follow a couple of simple precautions:
- Be sure that you know who your child is chatting with.
- Only allow your child to enter moderated chat rooms (i.e. rooms that are supervised by a responsible adult).
- Monitor your child’s Internet use, make this a family experience.
Always talk to your child about his/her experience online.