Stay in touch with what your children are doing by spending time with them whilst they are on-line, i.e. make on-line time a family activity; make sure that you know the services your child uses.
Find out what types of information and services are offered and whether there are ways for parents to protect their child.
Keep the computer in a family room rather than a child’s bedroom.
Learn yourself about how to access the services – ask your child to explain the services to you;go on-line yourself so that you are familiar with and understand the potential benefits and risks associated with Internet access.
If you don’t know how to log on, get your child to show you.
Seek out the advice and counsel of other local Internet users and become familiar with the appropriate systems;
Get to know your child’s ‘on-line friends’ just as you do their other friends.
If you are concerned about your child’s on-line activities, talk to him/her about it;