| Some of the recommendations are to teach children to ask for help if they have a problem, create separate accesses on the computer and limit the time in front of to the screen | The 'webinar' of the Integra Foundation also indicates how access to the networks should evolve depending on the age of the minor Never provide personal data, limit screen time or teach children to ask for help if they have a problem are some of the ten tips for the use of the Internet by minors that have been offered in the seminar 'Safety in Internet and social networks' of the Community.
This 'webinar' is part of the first Cycle of Disruptive Technologies for the Digital Society, organized by the Ministry of the Presidency and Finance through the Integra Foundation. The seminar, broadcast through webinars.f-integra.org and now available for viewing on the same portal of the Integra Foundation, has been given by Jesús Martínez, director of ICT infrastructures of the public company of technological innovation of the University of Murcia.
During his presentation, this expert detailed the main cyber threats that currently threaten minors, and offered guidelines to prevent them. In addition to those already mentioned, other recommendations are to become well-informed 'digital parents' about the Internet, teach children to differentiate between real friends and Internet contacts, always use the protection that browsers incorporate, and be aware that minors will use the Internet on their own. In reference to this last point, the speaker stressed that parents should ensure that the minor does not physically isolate himself when surfing the Internet, for example by doing so separately from the rest of the family in his room.
Finally, the remaining tips are to create separate accesses on the computer for adults and minors, and to promote learning about the safe use of the Internet in the educational center. Ideal access by age The seminar also pointed out how access to the Internet and social networks should evolve depending on the age of the minor.
Thus, it was stressed that between zero and three years, contact with screens should be avoided or eliminated; between four and six years old, screens can be introduced with short times and a lot of accompaniment and supervision; and between the ages of seven and nine it is ideal to limit the connection time, teach how to identify appropriate content and seek information about what is consulted. With regard to the age group between ten and thirteen, it is advisable to adapt the connection times to the level of maturity of the minor, and the accompaniment can be moderated, but without ceasing to monitor both content consumed and contacts and activity on social networks.
Finally, from the age of 14 it is recommended to establish an agreement of use and time according to the maturity and needs of the young person. Phone to request help The 'webinar' recalled the existence of 017, a free telephone number available to companies, citizens, parents, minors and educators who need to answer questions about cybersecurity.
This line, authorized by the National Cybersecurity Institute (Incibe), attends inquiries from 9:00 a.m.
to 9:00 p.m.
every day of the year, including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.