The closer my daughter gets to starting school, the more I panic about her being exposed to the World Wide Web. Obviously I am not going to let her be on the computer alone yet but it doesn’t feel like it will be long before she is whining for mum to stop peering over her shoulder.
I have been visiting the Cybersmart site quite a bit to keep myself educated and see what sort of things I can teach her. One great tool is the Cybersafety Help Button which you can download to your computer and your child can click on it any time they feel they need help, advice, or to report something that is concerning them on the Web. It can help them feel that they are not alone in cyberspace. I will definitely be downloading this for all of my Internet enabled devices!
Now if only there was a button I could click on when my kids decide to misbehave. Would be handy to have someone magically appear and give me help then!