How to keep kids and teens safe online

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities.

We were recently contacted by BestVPN.com, a VPN price comparison and review site which also aims to educate people on the best ways to stay safe online, with guides for everyone from novices to technical experts. The site has recently published an extensive internet safety guide for parents on how to keep kids and teens safe online.

Speaking of the guide, its author, Ben Taylor, writes: "The internet raises a host of dilemmas for modern parents. While we are keen to see our children harness the opportunities the web offers them, we also have to balance this with the obvious need to protect young people from its inherent dangers." He continues "I firmly believe that parental knowledge is key to minimising the risks young people face onlineā€¦ There are software solutions that can help, but time, knowledge and attention are equally (if not more) important. The aim of this guide is to share some of the internet safety knowledge I've built up over my years in this industry."

The guide covers a range of topics such as why internet safety is important, what dangers exist, and how to protect your family. It also looks at issues such as mobile device safety and using social networks responsibly.

Access the full guide online here.

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Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities.