There is a shared duty when personal information such as students’ names, ID numbers, login credentials, and bank account data is at risk of being disclosed or stolen. Although platform providers have responsibility, it should also be shared by teachers and parents who utilise these services to ensure that children remain secure online.

We recognise that this is a challenging time, as many of us are juggling team meetings, job, and children. That’s why we’ve put together some easy guidelines to assist teachers and parents in keeping their children safe online. 

Parental Advice: 

Here are some suggestions for parents to consider before and after their children begin E-learning. 

Make your children aware of the importance of online safety. 

Talk to your kids about the risks they can face online and what to look out for so they can become more cyber-savvy as well.

  1. With your children, watch and browse together. 

Co-viewing the internet with children allows parents to keep track of what their children are doing online and to help them stay safe. 

  1. Enable parental controls and safe browsing options. 

Enable parental controls and set access limits. This can assist your children in accessing websites and apps that are specifically designed for them. 

  1. Allowing children to browse alone is not a good idea. 

Allowing children to browse alone in their rooms or forcing them to sit in a location where their parents can observe them is not a good idea. Make sure you set up a shared living space for them to browse in, and that you can keep an eye on them at all times.

  1. Teach your children that sharing personal information is never a good idea. 

Teach children not to share personal information such as their name, parent’s name, address, siblings’ names, phone numbers, and so on without their parents’ permission. 

  1. Make sure your social network accounts’ privacy settings are turned on. 

Because social media platforms have tightened their privacy regulations, make sure you enable the privacy setting and inform your children about it. 

  1. Tell them not to interact with people they don’t know. 

Children are drawn to strangers’ demands to be more social; make sure your children are informed of the pitfalls of associating with strangers. Hackers are ready to take information from children.

What can teachers do to ensure the safety of their students? 

Because children turn to their professors for direction, here are a few things you can do to assist your students stay safe online no matter where they are. It’s always a good idea to get the help of parents and students, no matter what you decide. 

  1. Keep an eye on things and don’t forget 
  1. Make a School Policy and have students sign it with your children. 

Create an internet usage policy that specifies what you anticipate students to do with the internet and what they must avoid. Ascertain that they are fully informed, and have them and their parents sign the agreement. This will heighten the gravity of the situation.

  1. Use only private online apps. 

When teaching kids online, make sure you select an app like Mytutorhub that focuses on providing privacy and security. 

Talk to your kids about the risks they can face online and what to look out for so they can become more cyber-savvy as well.