With the advent of the Internet, it is easier for children to be exposed to unhealthy content on the Internet. Web pages may contain pornography, violence, terrorism, gambling and child abuse. Installing filtering software cannot guarantee filtering all unwanted websites, but it can nevertheless limit children's access to most deleterious content.

In Hong Kong, it is illegal to publicly display any obscene and indecent materials. To report an exposure to obscene materials in public, you can make a report to the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association (HKISPA). HKISPA is commissioned by Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority (TELA) to handle all complaints related to the "Control of Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance (COIAO)". COIAO oversees newspapers, magazines, publications, comics, Internet content, and unclassified movies, videos and CDs.
Parents' Corner
CESY Introduction for Parents
  1. Do you want your child to be law-abiding, self-disciplined, and self-motivated in his/her teenage years?
  2. Do you want less conflict with your child, especially over the use of the computer?
If Yes, take action NOW
Start with understanding your child's needs at his/her present age
Adopt appropriate attitudes: encourage mutual trust and communication
Help him/her analyze a situation from different angles
Give age-appropriate freedom, rules, and a sense of responsibility
Develop your child's emotional control abilities at a young age
  • Be aware of your own emotions and those of others
  • Exercise control over your emotions
  • Know how to control your own behaviour
Foster his/her self-confidence
When your child uses the computer in ways you don't like
  • keep calm;
  • listen to his/her reasons;
  • communicate your views, feelings, and worries; and
  • let your child suggest ways of improving the situation.
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