|Keeping Children Safe Online: A Guide to Having a Conversation with your Children on their use of Social Media, Internet and Mobile Phones is a book for parents, teachers and other child caregivers. The book gives them insight on how they may keep their children safe in the use of the internet and digital devices.
It draws upon surveys on the online activities of thousands of Nigerian children, conducted by the writers. The findings of the surveys, which align with findings of similar notable surveys in other countries, are to the effect that children face four types of risks online – content risk, contact risk, conduct risk and commercialization risk. All these are explained in the book. The writers explain to readers how they may prepare children to combat these risks.
The book shows how issues like pornography and sexting may be addressed with children. Readers are given six easy-to-understand tips on child online safety for readers. Readers are also made to understand the need for mobile-phone policies in schools.