Friday, 21 October 2016

How to protect pupils from social media dangers

Social Media
As scammers continue the use of social media platforms to defraud, blackmail and even lure unsuspecting members of the public to their untimely deaths, experts have warned parents on the dangers of allowing their children and wards unfettered access to networking sites.
They made this known in Lagos State, during a workshop themed, “Social Media and Online Safety for Children,” organised by the Institute for Work and Family Integration (IWFI), in collaboration with The Lagoon School, Lekki, where they also stressed that children could also be exposed to cyber bullying.
Managing Director, Swift Networks, Charles Anudu, who spoke on the topic, “Potential Dangers in this Digital Age: Protecting Your Family,” noted that the key to protecting children is creating a rapport between them, and their parents by keeping the “communication line open, educating them on the good and bad of the social media, while not prying too much into their privacy, lest they feel insecure. However, ensure an atom of control.”  read more....

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