We can all play our part in online safety and security at home. The most important thing you can do is learn about the different risks that you will find online, and how you can avoid things going badly. This will help you when it comes time to convince your parents that you’ve got the skills to stay safe online.
The following websites will help you learn about online safety and have fun at the same time.
- Learn more about computer security and make your own comic strip at www.learnthenetbasics.org.nz
- Younger children will enjoy a visit to Silicon Deep where Hector the Dolphin and his friends learn some important online safety lessons. Note: this website uses Flash and will not work on all computers and mobile devices.
Here are some sites from around the world
The sites listed below are created by internet safety groups around the world. We’d love to hear your feedback on these sites, and how useful you found them. Contact Netsafe to send us your review or to suggest any other sites you enjoy on cyber safety and security topics.
The UK’s Childnet International has lots of resources. For younger kids there is Kidsmart and the advantures of Kara Winston and the crew. Childnet’s Digizen site has a range of Digital Citizenship resources.
More advice and information
- Contact NetSafe if you’d like further help on 0508 NETSAFE.