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4-7 Years

We know that keeping our children safe online can be challenging, particularly when they're using devices at a young age. In this part of our toolkit, one can find tools and resources to help parents and professionals teach children how to stay safe and happy online. This section of the toolkit is designed specifically to help parents and professionals teach children how to safely navigate the internet. These resources are tailored for children between the ages of 4 and 7, and they directly address common online risks. 

Personal vs private

Children naturally enjoy sharing and connecting with others, but sometimes sharing personal information online can come with risks. This video illustrates perfectly the difference between what's personal, and what's best left private. This video can be shared with young children in order to create a discussion on what should be private and what can be shared publicly, 

Funny in your tummy

When it comes to watching videos, it's essential to keep the communication lines wide open, especially with the little ones. Remind them that it's totally okay to approach a grown-up if they ever feel a funny sensation in their tummy—be it worry, fear, or sadness. Encouraging them to share their feelings ensures a safe and supportive environment, making the online experience more enjoyable and reassuring. Whether it's a confusing scene, a strange character, or anything that triggers those "funny tummy" vibes, having a chat with an adult becomes their go-to solution, fostering trust and comfort in the digital world.

This video can help small children remember this information

Sharing pictures

Understanding how pictures can be shared is crucial in today's digital age. It's not just about snapping and posting; it's about respecting people's privacy. Getting consent before sharing photos, especially when others are involved, is a fundamental aspect of online etiquette. This practice not only fosters a culture of respect but also protects individuals from unwanted exposure. If, at any point, someone encounters difficulty or uncertainty in navigating the realm of photo sharing, it's vital to have an open line of communication with a trusted adult. Sharing concerns and seeking guidance ensures that the online experience remains positive, considerate, and safe for everyone involved.

Playing games

For our little gamers , it's crucial to stress the importance of keeping personal information safe while playing online. Encourage them to only chat with people they know in real life, like friends or family. If they ever feel uneasy or if something seems off, it's vital for them to talk to a trusted adult—someone like you, a parent, or a teacher.

Phone App

  1. Check Out Cool Stuff Together: Ask your child to show you their favorite websites and apps. Listen, act interested, and get them to teach you what's what.

  2. Keep the Online Safety Chats Going: Ask if anything weird or worrying happens to them online. Use cartoon scenarios to bring it up. Remind them it's cool to talk to you or another grown-up they trust if something feels off.

  3. Spot the Grown-ups: Help your kid figure out who the reliable adults are in their life, whether at home or school.

  4. No Blame Game: Tell them you won't freak out about anything happening online. Promise to always be chill and supportive.

  5. Keep an Eye on Online Hangouts: Stick the gadgets in shared spaces like the living room, so you can keep an eye on things. No internet adventures solo in bedrooms or bathrooms for the younger ones.

  6. Think Before You Post: Remind your kid to imagine how someone else might feel before sharing stuff online. And if they want to share someone's pic or video, always get the green light first.

  7. SafeSearch It Up: Suggest using 'SafeSearch' to keep things kid-friendly. Most search engines have it. Look for the 'Settings' button – usually, it's a tiny gear.

  8. Master Parental Controls: Boss around the parental controls on your home internet and devices. Learn the ropes in our guide on parental controls.

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