It was in 1969 that the first electronic message was transferred from one computer to another.
Now, every year on October 29 International Internet Day is celebrated to commemorate that momentous event in telecommunications and technology.
In 2020, almost everyone uses computers and the internet in some way and that means there's a risk involved, especially for children online.
We asked Sarah Kimmel for five things to help keep kids safe on the internet.
- Use a filter like OpenDNS (which is free)
- Give the internet a bedtime (shut down internet to devices after a certain time each night)
- Manually block particularly concerning websites like twitter, reddit and discord for kids devices
- Turn on Google SafeSearch
- Use a router with parental controls like Gryphon to both filter and manage access to certain devices like gaming systems.