Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft

Parents role vital in safe internet use

News Release

NR 12/2003

3 March 2003

Parents role vital in safe internet use

The Australian Broadcasting Authority stressed today the vital role of parents in ensuring their children are not exposed to unsuitable content on the Internet. The ABA's comments were prompted by the release of research report by the Australian Institute on Youth and Pornography in Australia.

Key advice to parents concerned that their children have safe and productive Internet experiences includes:

Parents spending time on-line with children and knowing what material their children are accessing. The computer being placed in a public area of the house, rather than a child's bedroom. Family rules about information children can safely give out online, and where they can go online.