Cyp 3.3 – 7.2 Describe Ways of Reducing Risk to Children and Young People from: Social Networking, Internet Use, Buying Online and Using a Mobile Phone.

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Cyp 3.3 – 7.2 Describe ways of reducing risk to children and young people from: Social networking, internet use, buying online and using a mobile phone.

There are many ways to reduce the risks to children and young people using these technologies:

Educate your children - Be clear about the kind of personal information your children should not divulge over the Internet, including their names, addresses, and phone numbers. Teach your children what to do if a stranger approaches them online. Monitoring software will allow you to monitor, chats, emails, website visits, and internet searches so you can keep informed silently. Specifically, tell children to cut off communication with any person they don't know and to notify you
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Talk often - The most important online safety strategy, regardless of the technology involved, is to maintain an open dialogue with your child about their digital lives.Set ground rules for using mobile phones (as with any technology) - and have penalties for if they are abused - but try not to impose fear in your child that their phones will be taken away from them if they do encounter problems.If problems do occur, talk through the issues in a calm and rational way, and try to help your child devise sensible self-protection strategies should they encounter problems again in the future.

Use inbuilt tools and services - Mobile operators take safety issues very seriously, and there are a number of pan-European and international initiatives to make mobile use safer for children and young people. These predominantly focus on awareness raising and self-regulation within the industry.Mobile operators are providing an increasing range of tools to help parents manage their children's mobile phone use. These may be features of the handsets themselves (there are many handsets appearing on the market that are specifically designed for younger users), or may be applied to the account, such as parental control filters. Such content restrictions are typically set to the highest level of protection by default.
Be a good role model - Try to be a good role model in your own mobile phone use. If your child sees that you adopt safe and responsible
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