Careful guidance can keep them safe on the internet.


Advice for parents

1.Talk with your children. You must know what pages they view, with whom they speak, what they like to see, etc.

2. Learn yourself, and pass the knowledge on to your children. It is very important to be aware of the tools that the Net offers children, and to know what the risks are and how to avoid them. You can then advise your children on how to enjoy the Internet safely.

3. Set firm rules for using the Internet. You should establish clear and firm rules, with timetables, maximum online time and the way they use the Internet. And make sure you check that children follow the rules.

4. Forbid children from giving out confidential information. You must instruct your children not to give out data such as their name, address or photos across the Internet.

5. Teach your children to be wary of appearances. Frequently on the Web, things aren’t what they seem. Teach your children to be wary and not to do anything that could jeopardize their security or privacy.

6. Install Panda Internet Security 2010. It protects you from viruses, spyware, rootkits, hackers, online fraud, identity theft and all other Internet threats. Panda Internet Security 2010 includes a Parental Control feature to ensure that your children use the Internet safely. Download Panda Internet Security 2010 with three months’ services free.

Advice for children

1. Don’t click on links. When you are chatting through instant messaging or you receive an email, never click directly on any link, particularly if it comes from someone you don't know.

2. Don’t download or run files from dubious sources.

3. Don’t talk to strangers. In chatrooms or on instant messaging, you can never really be sure who you are talking to.

4. Don’t give out confidential information across the Internet. Never send private information (your details, photos, your address, etc.) via email or instant messaging, and never publish this kind of information in a blog or on a forum.

5. Be suspicious. If a program you don’t remember installing begins to display pop-ups inviting you to buy products, be suspicious.

6. Don’t run suspicious files. If your security solution tells you that a file could or does contain malware, don’t open the file. Simply delete it.

7. Speak to your parents or teachers. If you have any questions about any of this, if you see something suspicious or you receive offensive or dangerous emails, speak to an adult. They will be able to advise you.

Advice for teachers

1. Find out. Look up and study information about Internet threats. Find out what they are and their consequences, and how you can impart this information to your students.

2. Design an IT security education plan. As young people learn how to handle computers and the Internet, they should also be learning about potential dangers.

3. Make your explanations enjoyable and practical. A good way to teach these concepts is to use practical examples.

4. Teach them how to protect themselves. During practical classes, include instructions on how to configure antivirus programs, create strong passwords, etc.

5. Practice what you preach. To help children avoid the risks it is important that you are aware of them yourself and avoid them. For that reason, it's a good idea to use Panda Internet Security, a security suite that includes Parental Control to ensure that your children use the Internet safely. Download Panda Internet Security 2010 with three months’ services free.

Key fact

Almost 3/4 of children trust in the protection they have. When asked about good security practices, they highlight having an up-to-date antivirus and avoiding unknown websites.

3 simple steps to protect yourself

1.- Install Panda Internet Security 2010, a security suite that allows you to use your computer with complete peace of mind.

>> Download Panda Internet      Security 2010 with three      months’ services free

2.- Install a free security add-on in your browser.

>> Download WOT (Explorer)

>> Download WOT (Firefox)

3.- Download our online guide and find out about the biggest risks to children on the Internet.

>> Download the ‘Kids on the      Web´guide.

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