Internet Safety Guide for People with Autism

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WizCase has released an internet safety guide for people with autism. You can read the guide on their website. It’s written quite simply and has lots of graphics and bullet points to explain things. It covers common online issues that might be even harder for people with autism to deal with:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Understanding context of online messages
  • Scams, manipulation and hacking
  • Inappropriate content
  • Sensory overload
  • Addiction
  • Online dating
  • How to tell if someone is who they say they are

They say “There are always an array of threats surfing along the waves of cyberspace. Familiarize yourself with what they are and be extra vigilant – a plan of action is most definitely in order…we have selected the most common online issues faced by those with ASD and provide tips on how to take control of the situation.”

Aspire Canterbury is a Disability Information Service and are always available to answer your questions, provide support or have a chat. If you have any questions about the internet safety guide for people with autism, or anything at all, you can always contact us using the details on our Contact Us page or through our Facebook page. Please remember, we are a community resource and hub, we have been providing information, solutions and support for approximately 40 years. If you are uncertain about anything at all, contact us, chances are we may be able to help or connect you to a service that can help.