Child Online Safety
Children from the age of 13 are allowed on Facebook, which is why MouseHunt promotes the "family-friendly" nature of the game and its discussion boards.
The Internet is a great place to be, but it does have many evils lurking, especially for children. It has been said that anyone who is on a computer on the Internet is only three clicks away from pornography at any time, mainly via search engines. Although much progress has been made to make it more difficult for children to access this type of material, in reality it is still very easy.
Many horror stories have arisen out of chat rooms and forums over time concerning children and their safety. The danger is always present, and as such this page is here to provide information on keeping your children safe, not just on MouseHunt but on Facebook and the Internet as a whole.
As Facebook forbids children under the age of 13, these sites on child safety online are primarily for adolescents and teens, but each site does have sections related to younger children as well.
- KidSmart is an award-winning practical Internet safety program website for schools, young people, parents, and agencies, produced by the children's Internet charity Childnet International.
- Childnet International, a non-profit organization working with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children."
- If you're between 11 and 16, you probably know a lot about using the Internet. We’ve created this space for you to share what we think is good, look at what's not, share experiences of things that have gone wrong, and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.