This day in age, everything in life has an app, social network or technology for it. It seems that there are millions of ways for your children to get online and getting online creates a whole new world of possible danger. Whether you are worried about cyber bullying on online predator, here are tips to help keep your kids safer online:
Follow the rules: Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook have their own company rules and policies for users. Thankfully these large sites have set a user age limit of 13 years old, however it is difficult for them to monitor who and who isn’t lying about their age. It is up to the parents to ensure that their child is not on these sites for their safety. When it comes to getting online, follow all websites rules and policies, there are reasons they put them in place.
Educate: Children are unaware and naïve to the dangers that lurk online unless adults teach them. It is very important that you educate your child in the possible dangers online. Cyber bullying and online predators are common and can be avoided if you and your child take precautions.
Here is a list of things your child should take note on before getting online:
· Do not share personal photos.
· Under any circumstances do not share your personal information like school, home or church name or address.
· Report any inappropriate language or any comments/sites/images that make you feel uncomfortable.
· Do not give out age or any physical descriptions.
· Do not use the web cam without parents’ permission.
Parental controls: There are several measures that a parent can make to ensure that their child is safe online. Setting up parental controls and blocking certain websites online can keep your kids of sites that are inappropriate for them. Checking your computers history is also a good way to monitor your child’s online movement. Keep the family computer in the living room or in your own room so that you are able to monitor your child’s computer usage every time they get online.
Being online can be fun and educational for your child, if they are safe and using correctly. With these tips, you can help your child stay safe online. Remember to follow the rules, educate and monitor your child’s online usage. Report any problems or situations to your local authority to prevent any future problems for other children. Stay safe while you surf.
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