The internet has become an essential part of our daily lives, and as we become more reliant on technology, it is crucial to know how to stay safe online and what dangers might be out there. So on this World Safer Internet Day, let's focus on internet safety tips for kids and parents in Nigeria.
Never share details about yourself such as your name, address, or school name with strangers online.
● Report to a trusted adult/parents if someone makes you feel hurt or uncomfortable online
● If you experience online bullying, tell a trusted adult so they can help you
● Don't accept friend requests from people you don't know
● Never meet up with someone you've only met online.
Get involved in your child's online activities. Stay informed about what your child is doing online and monitor their activities.
● Check age restrictions and ensure your kids only use application and services suited for their age ● Set rules and guidelines for your child's internet use, including what websites and apps they can use and how much time they can spend online.
● Talk to your child often about how to stay safe on the internet and what they should do if they run into trouble.
● Use parental controls on browsers, applications and websites to keep your child from going to inappropriate websites and to keep an eye on what they are doing online.
● Encourage your child to think critically about what they see and read online and to question the validity of information before accepting it as accurate.
● Keep control of your amily’s digital footprint