Lockdown: Safeguard children and educate them about internet safety

South African Police Service

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Lockdown: Safeguard children and educate them about internet safety. Photo: SAPS
Lockdown: Safeguard children and educate them about internet safety. Photo: SAPS

With the 21 Days of lockdown, children and especially teens will spend more time on their devices. Parents are urged to ensure their children’s social media choices are age-appropriate and maintain an open and honest dialogue with teens regarding internet safety.

The Internet and social websites are part of everyday life, but it could be dangerous and you should ensure your safety online. Children are especially susceptible to the threats that the Internet and social networking websites present.

By teaching children about Internet safety, being aware of their online habits and guiding them to appropriate websites, parents can make sure that their children become safe and responsible users on social networking websites.

You can obtain more information regarding cyber bullying, personal safety, sexting, drugs and internet safety on the SAPS website here

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