They didn’t realise how vulnerable he was until they learnt that a child is culpable for sex offences at the age of ten.
Our Internet Safety Cards are a set of six free, printable cards.
The Cards can be used as separate discussions or lessons about various aspects of using the internet safely.
The Cards can be stuck around a screen or wall near the computer as a constant reminder. They provide cues to support online safety, appropriate behaviours, and safe relationship development.
Why use our Internet Safety Cards?
The internet presents many good opportunities for people with disabilities. Being online supports strengthening and maintaining of existing relationships and it can help people to find other unique, like-minded people with similar interests and issues.
The online world is a great leveller often making disabilities invisible. Social and communication barriers are reduced. People using augmentative or alternative communication devices and those whose disabilities are visually stigmatising are the not seen for how they appear.
Speech to text and text to speech software provides greater opportunities for engaging in educational and employment opportunities. Online interaction can give people with disabilities more choice and control in how they live their lives which in turn fosters positive well-being.
Unfortunately, like all aspects of life, there are risks involved when engaging with the online world and it’s important that people with disabilities, particularly intellectual disabilities, are provided with education and strategies for staying safe online.