10 ways to keep your kids safe on the internet

Neighbourhood Watch with Maria Aunger
Neighbourhood Watch with Maria Aunger

1. HAVE you installed a filter on your computer to help block access to inappropriate content?

2. Does your family have a set of rules or an agreement for appropriate internet use?

3. Have you placed the internet computer in a family area?

4. Are you involved in your child’s online activities?

5. Do you know what they are doing and who they are talking to on the internet?

6. Do your children know  to ask permission before giving out any personal information online?

7. Do your children know that they must never agree to meet someone they’ve met online alone?

8. Have you chosen a family friendly Internet Service Provider?

9. Have you taught your children not to believe everything they read online and to check online information with a parent/carer?

10. Do you know how to make a complaint about illegal content on the internet?

• Internet Safety Help Line Free Call 1800 880 176  www.netalert.net.au

Next meeting

The next Neighbour-hood Watch meeting will be held on Tuesday, May14 at 7.30pm in the Two Wells RSL. viagrafreesample

Bec O’Brien joined the Echo team in 2011and has a degree in journalism from the University of South Australia. She has worked at the Port Lincoln Times newspaper, written for the Tennis SA magazine and in the past has been heard reading the news on 3D radio.Bec is also a fully qualified primary school teacher and combines her love of writing, photography and learning with her role at the Echo.She enjoys the connections she makes with the people in her community and is always keen to see a good story shared.Bec and husband Kieren live in Two Wells with their three young daughters, one dog and a pony.