How safe is ones child’s internet environment? The internet is a great learning and an interactive tool for children however; parents and teachers need to make sure that their children and students are aware of the dangers of the improper uses of the internet. This can be achieved by teachers creating lesson plans that are designed specifically to promote cyber safety, and as well as to make children aware of the dangers of cyber predators, cyber bullying, identity safety, inappropriate content, piracy and plagiarism, and social networks. In addition, parents can promote cyber safety by using a variety of techniques. For instance, parents can monitor the websites that their children go onto, and they can also teach their children what information they can and cannot share with others. Such information may include; their full name, street address, telephone numbers, etc). In the end, it is up to the adults (i.e.: parents and educators) to help promote cyber safety, so that children will not have to face the dangers of improper internet use.
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