When kids go online, they can communicate directly with friends, family as well as with strangers. Every adult has a responsibilityto help children learn about online safety. This includes parents, teachers, educators, guardians, or anyone else with children under his/her care.
Educating children about online safety can be difficult, especially at a time like this when technology is advancing rapidly. Apart from parents who must be very careful, educators or teachers in schools also play a key role in educating children about safe internet usage. The main concern for teachers with regards to being online, is supervising students when they use the internet at school. Furthermore, it is important that educators approach this issue positively and collaborate with parents in educating children about the ways of accessing internet and the risks that may be encountered while online.