The Internet is an open communications channel, available to all. Anyone can send messages, discuss ideas and publish materials with little restriction. This brings young people into contact with people from all sectors of society and with a wide variety of materials some of which could be unsuitable.
Key Concerns are:
Potential Contact Children may come into contact with someone on-line who may wish to harm them. Some adults use chat rooms or e-mail to communicate with children for inappropriate reasons
Children need to be taught:
That people are not always who they say they are.
That “Stranger Danger” applies to the people they encounter through the Internet.