How to become a techsavvy parent and keep your children safe online

The 9th of February is Safer Internet Day (SID), an event which is celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide.

It is aimed at raising awareness of emerging online issues and every year organisers choose a topic that reflects current concerns.

The theme for SID 2016 is "Play your part for a better internet", reflecting the fact that everyone has a role to play.

Creative parenting expert, Nikki Bush, says SID is all about helping people understand what the basic rules for using the internet are and how to be a good neighbour online.

Listen to the full conversation on The Redi Tlhabi Show:

It’s actually about teaching children safety behaviour, how to act safely online and how to make the right choices online…

Nikki Bush, parenting expert

Just like we teach them about the real world we have to teach them about what could potentially happen (good and bad) in the online world.

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

Technology is becoming cheaper and cheaper and access to all the world's information and everybody online is becoming easier and easier.

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

This article first appeared on 702 : How to become a techsavvy parent and keep your children safe online


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