KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE ON THE INTERNET

 

 

Important Information about Online Safety of Children
An email has been brought to the attention of police Child Protection Units which details a method that young people are using to try to prevent their parents or guardians from knowing what they are talking about online. 

The method is known as the 'code 9' system.  In code 9, the young person types the number '9' when a parent or sibling is watching as they type. The person they are talking to will know that they mean someone is watching, and they will then start a conversation on a harmless topic such as homework.
When the parent or sibling leaves, the young person types '99' to let the person know that they are gone.

Some parents may be unaware of this method and as such they may miss a dangerous situation developing and be unable to take preventative action to protect their child online.  Please pass this message on to as many parents as possible - your help is truly appreciated.

 

Just like in the real world, we need to take sensible precautions on the internet to protect our families from harm.
The two main areas of risk are unsuitable contacts and content. You can't see the person you contact online so you on idea who they are. And whilst the majority of material on the internet is legal it is to stumble across information or images that may be unsuitable for children.
Top tips for staying safe
Remember, everyone you meet online is a stranger, even though they might seem like a friend.
Always use a nickname when you log on and never give out any personal details that would allow someone you meet online to contact you. That means full name, home or school address, telephone number, personal email or mobile number.
Never arrange to meet up alone with someone you make friends with online. But if you are going to anyway take an adult you trust and meet in a public place.
Try to have your online conversations in public, people are less likely to hassle you if other people can see them doing it.
Accepting emails or opening files from people you don't really know, can get you into trouble they may contain viruses, nasty messages or annoying links to stuff you don't want to see.
Talk to an adult you know well and ask for help if you're worried or upset about anything you've seen or been sent online.

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