Online safety for your kids

It is used to think many parents that it’s great if their kids spend a lot of time on the computer/Internet. And it will be safer for the child to be at home this way. But it is not true, and you need to know a few things about online safety. Here are some tips to help for you.

You should know

The Internet is a vast place, full of information. If you look in the right places, you can find anything you need to know. Keep this in your mind always…the advantages of giving your child access to the Net and the amazing info online, far outweigh anything else.
Along with the good, there’s plenty of bad out there, which could find its way to your child’s email inbox, chat groups and social networking sites.

Your child will be curious and might want to visit sites which you would not want her to go to. She is picking up information from all around her, and she would want to find out what they mean. And this could lead her to adult rated content, inadvertently.

There are software and games available for free, which your child will be tempted to install on your PC.  There are peer-to-peer networks which will open up your computer, and install software and files from other computers. This is a great way for viruses, Trojan, spyware to come in to your computer. Put restrictions on this activity.

If your child has access to your credit card, some online games or shopping site might prove too tempting for her. And you could run up bills you might not like paying up at all.

Be on the safe side and opt for an unlimited download account from your Internet service provider. Otherwise, you will be down Rs 10,000 or so, if your kid decides to download a movie or two for ‘free’!

Install a program which allows your child to browse only those sites which are marked as safe by you.

What you need to tell your child

If your child encounters anything she is uncomfortable with, she should let you know immediately.

She should give her email ID to only her close friends. She should never disclose the password to any of her friends, no matter how close they are.

Social networking sites are great, but the aim is not to chalk up a friends list longer than everyone else’s. Be very selective about the people you add to your list.

Avoid talking to strangers on the Net. And never give out phone number, school details, address, etc to anyone. Do not put up that info or your pictures on your site either.

Avoid meeting anyone she has made friends with online. If she wants to meet, she should discuss it with you.

The Net is great, but go out and play too.

SEO Company India Content Writing | Tech Talks


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