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Unit 2 7.2



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Describe ways of reducing risks to children and young people from-

Social networking, internet use, buying on line, using a mobile phone.




I have researched at
home the dangers of using internet and social networking or shopping online and
to find and describe ways of reducing risks to children and young people from
social networking sites, internet, shopping online and using mobile phone.

There is Task 1- to
record the dangers and Task 2- what can school /parents/society do to reduce
these risks of social-networking, internet etc.




As a teaching
assistant it is very important to





























ways of reducing risks to children and young people from-

networking, internet use, buying on line, using a mobile phone.




Task 1: Record
the dangers for children from Social networking, internet, mobile phone and
buying on-line:



so many computer applications, social networking sites out there and data
available at the touch of a screen, we may not realize all the potential dangers
of social media facing our children.


Here are some dangers
of social media you’ll want to talk about with your kids:

No true
Children may find it hard
to judge strangers they meet in person, and it’s even harder to tell friends
from enemies online.
We need to emphasis to the children that they should not interact with
strangers on these apps and explain that many people on social media are not
who they say they are. We should also monitor your children’s Internet usage to
ensure their networks are only with real-life friends.

Don’t Reveal Too
Another point to address with children is what information to share online.
Make sure your child isn’t saying where she/he is, where she/he goes to school,
where they are going to be with her friends. Discuss the dangers of revealing
too much information on social media, explaining that it gives ammunition to strangers
with bad intentions.
Also, avoid bypassing age restrictions for children, and follow to the terms of
service for social media applications. For example, Facebook does not allow
anyone under the age of 13 to create an account or the age limit on Instagram
or twitter etc.

Beware of Posting Pics:
Children should know the
potential risks of what they’re posting online. Photographs are no exception.
This is important because someone can use those picture and Photoshop them.
Photographs may contain location or any other data, which could possibly help a
stranger find them.

Future Risks:
children must understand how powerful social media is- whatever we put out
there is there forever, and that can have consequences down the road. That
information or social media post can later be retrieved by colleges, potential employers
and insurance companies.






One of the creepiest
things that can happen to children are that they are sitting at home but still
threatened, prowled or lurked online. This is one of the dangers children face
when they play game, talk to their friends or share something online.

Dangers of Shopping/buying online-


In online shopping main concern is when fraudsters
send emails, claiming to be from reputable companies, in order to get the
personal information-such as passwords and credit card numbers etc.

Theft of data

growing phenomenon, mainly caused by system administrators and office workers
with access to servers. Hacking information and stealing is a big threat to
internet security.


software intended to harm or disable computers and computer systems like

Equifax are biggest examples of malware attacks in 2017, and compromised the
personal data of millions of people.

Fake goods

should still be watchful of the risk of imitation goods. Wherever possible, use
reputable retailers and always check authentication of goods.




How to reduce risk of
shopping online or using social networking –

following are some of the key rules to using Social Networking Sites wisely:



think before you upload pictures onto a website, or upload pictures of your
friends and family – always acquire their permission.


share your passwords, not even with best friends. Keep changing passwords


what you post or say, and what personal information you share online, about
yourself, and your network of friends and family and friends.


Always log off after using the Social Networking Sites, or on a computer, on mobile
on-line, Console or Xbox/Psp


others-there are rules online, and the online world is a ‘real world’, so be
responsible in your online actions, and treat others as you want them to treat


report inappropriate contact to the service provider using their Report Abuse
links, and if anything worries you, talk to a trusted adult. 


Always buy from reputed sites and reliable product – look at the product
or business online reviews and check that they are genuine, beware of fake

look at the purchase price and any additional charges – like currency           conversion fees, postage costs and
import duties and taxes.

the product you want to buy on other websites, their prices and terms and

their privacy policy, what personal information will be collected and how will
they use it?

make any payments unless you can make a secure payment and are on a secure
website (usually there will be a picture of a closed padlock on the page)

Keep a
copy of the purchase confirmation and check against your credit card or PayPal
















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