describe ways of reducing risk to children from buying online
Reducing risk using internet can be done by giving children knowledge around the dangers and ways to keep safe using the internet. E-safety classes, [ most schools are now doing. [ Allowing children with knowledge to use the internet by them selves or if they don't have the knowledge or understanding to have set time and be with them. .............Social networking. ? Talk to the children/young
people about predators about never talking to strangers, meeting them etc. ? Use control systems that are built into windows 7 or windows vista or download it free from sites such as Windows Live Family Safety Settings. ? Restrict access to social networking sites. Most social networking sites have age limits so make sure they adhere to this. As children become older help them to find sites that are well-monitored and are especially for children. ? Monitor which social network sites that they visit and the content of the conversations that are taking place. ? Take an interest on what your child is doing on the social networking website. .................Internet use. ? Filter out sexual images. ? Monitor children?s online activity and block site?s that are inappropriate. ? Limit the amount of time the child/young person spends online. Block their ability to send out personal information. ? Use browsers that are specially designed for child/young person?s e.g. Surf safely, Yahoo?s (web guide for kids) and Ask Jeeves kids............Buying online. ? There is a risk of others hacking into your computer to get your identity this can be minimised by a firewall. A firewall can help by preventing hackers or malicious software from gaining access to your information.............Using a mobile phone. ? There is a risk to their health by means of cancer/tumour, they can reduce the risk by using landline phones, hands free, loud speakers or blue tooth. If the phone is held a few inches away from the ear or less time made on phone calls perhaps use text messages instead of ringing a friend, this can make a difference. ? A risk of them being attacked if they have expensive phones (I-phone 4). ] ]
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