Internet is a great tool to use to check football scores, watch highlights and educate yourself on how to become a better athlete. However, at the same time, it is not the safest place and you have to be careful how you use it.
Because internet is open to anyone, some people in the world use it with bad intentions and there are some things you need to be aware of to stay away from the potential danger. Here are some tips:
- Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email or mobile number – without speaking to your parents first.
- Never give out your passwords
- Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
- Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. If you want to speak to your parent first about it.
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website and speak to your family member, teacher or coach about it.
Just as importantly it is to set time limits for yourself on how much time you spend online. It is recommended that you don`t spend more than 2h per day as your eyes might start to hurt and you could get tired.