Age 12 – 14

At this age children start to use the more sophisticated research resources of the Internet for example searching information from magazines and newspapers online around the world. This is an age when the children also start to be interested in chatting online. If your child shows interest in this, it is very important that you monitor these chats and educate your child about the dangers of  thesechat rooms can offer. Only allow your child to participate in chat rooms that you know are safe and set up a time limit for chatting. Also make sure that the rules you set up for your child are still in play and your child understands why. Educate your child more about laws that apply to online behavior and what may happen if these laws are not obeyed.