This paper provides information about online safety for service providers and other professionals who work with families and children. It will help professionals to provide support to families and to discuss ways to keep children and young people safe online. Relevant resources are included to share with parents and carers. For specific information on cyberbullying, see Parental Involvement in Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying.
Internet Safety for Teens
Resources | CyberSafe
Young people may be more technologically savvy than ever before, but Internet safety for teens is still a topic worth discussing with your children. While teenagers do use the Internet for research, sending e-mail to friends and family, and playing online games, their Internet usage patterns are much different than a typical adult. Social networking is a hugely popular pastime for teens. In fact, one recent study revealed that 61 percent of teens age have a profile on a social networking site such as MySpace, Friendster or Xanga.
The Internet can be a wonderful place to learn, shop, play games, and talk to your friends. Unfortunately, there are also predators, identity thieves, and others online who may try to harm you. In order to be safe online, it's important for you and your kids to be aware of the dangers. Many kids are confident that they know how to be safe online. However, there are a few reasons kids are often more at risk.