On the occasion of Internet Day, celebrated worldwide on October 29, America House organized a webinar for educators and parents, to discuss children’s online safety.
Children are extremely vulnerable in the online environment. However, they are increasingly exposed to technology, the internet, and social networks from an early age.
During the webinar, Cristina Deliu, manager in charge of the educational activities at the International Center “La Strada”, talked about the platform “Safe Online” and its content. Cristina explained what online safety is, the difference between online safety and cybersecurity, how parents and educators can ensure the safety of children in the online environment. Moreover, our guest speaker talked about online reputation and how to protect it, about online friendships, bullying, and how to deal with malicious messages, comments, threats, or indecent proposals.
In the end, our guest offered practical solutions to protect children but also to help them report threats and other conflicts that might occur in the online environment.