The 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.
UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet
is coordinated by a partnership of three leading
, the South
West Grid for Learning
and the Internet Watch Foundation
. It is
co-funded by the European Commission and has three main functions:
an Awareness Centre, a Helpline and a Hotline.