Internet has become part of our everyday lives and is
now easier to access then ever before, but using the Internet
can also have risks.
Children and young
people are more at risk of exposure to
inappropriate or criminal behaviour if they are unaware of the
These dangers can include:
- viewing unsuitable content e.g. hate material, adult
content, sites that endorse unhealthy behaviour
- giving out personal information
- arranging to meet an online 'friend'
- becoming involved in, or the victim of, bullying, identity
theft, or making and sending indecent or illegal images
- spending too much time online which can effect concentration,
education, sleep and health
- copying information from the Internet or buying work from other
people to use as their own.
Officer works with Kent schools and other education settings
to help children, staff and parents/carers to understand online
dangers and how to combat them.
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We recommend the nationally-acclaimed ThinkUKnow scheme. The
scheme highlights the importance of online safety and
promotes use of the "Report Abuse" button to report
illegal or inappropriate online behaviour.
Click Clever, Click Safe
Click Clever, Click Safe is a campaign run by the government
and the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS
It helps young people and their families to enjoy the internet
safely. To help you and your children avoid common risks online,
visit the Click
Clever, Click Safe website
for more information.