5 Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

The evolution of the internet has changed
our lives. People belonging to all age groups especially kids have high access
to the Internet. Along with browsing, they are getting connected with people
worldwide through social networking sites. All these jobs take place behind the
eyes of parents.


Tips
for Parents to Keep their Children Safe Online

Children surf, chat and e-meet with
people all around the globe through few clicks. Children are hardly aware of
the pros and cons related to online platform. To keep your kids safe online,
below are some tips for parents that will be helpful:

      
Checking The Profile Of Your Ward


As a parent, you
must not keep any stone unturned to check the profile of your child. It will let
you know the types of activities that are carried out online. Also, you will
get to know the way your child conducts himself. In case you see that they are
posting too much info about themselves, you need to make them aware.

      
Customizing The Profile Of Your Child To
Fit The Need

It is very much essential to customize
the profile of your child for safety purpose. It is very much essential to
understand the reason behind the existence of profile on that particular site.
In case it is just for fun like playing online games, getting connected to
school friends etc. then nothing to worry! Parents need to guide their children
regarding the best ways to achieve their goals online from that particular
site.

      
Explaining About The Cons Involved

Rather than demoralizing your children,
you need to make them careful in a smooth manner. You must appreciate the
quality of your child to access the whole world within a few clicks. But at the
same time, they must be made aware of the risks involved. You must teach them the
trick that will let them enjoy without causing any emotional harm. They must be
made aware of postings done like pictures, videos and status.

      
Making Them Aware Of Accepting Requests
And Messages

Kids nowadays pass most of their time
browsing the Internet through MSN, Yahoo and many more. As tips for parents, you need to make your children aware of accepting
friend requests from strangers. Also, you need to teach them not to accept
instant messages from strangers. They must understand the consequences
regarding happenings at the time of dealing with strangers.

      
Preventing Children From Signing Up
Randomly On Sites

Once you get inside the world of the
internet, you will come across a plethora of social networking sites. For
safety reasons, you must not allow your wards to sign up until the site has
been verified by you. Even if your child is using it, it must be ensured that
you too have access to it. This parental
guide
will be helpful for both children as well as parents.



High advancement in technology has proved to be a boon. But as children
are not aware of future happenings, parents must be in a ready state to protect
them at every stage. 




5 Comments

  1. tannawings
    November 19, 2017 / 5:07 am

    So much of this is common sense and some seem to think it is 'intruding' on your kids lives. It is NOT. You wouldn let your child out in the world without guidance or a map. The other is others think that their child is always trustworthy- maybe most of the time, but kids make mistakes, . Good tips. ellen beck

  2. Janet W.
    November 19, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    The internet can be a scary place for parents with young children. It's so important to teach these safety tips to your kids!

  3. 1AlwaysNYC 1
    November 19, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    As a parent, especially of younger children, you set the guidelines. Network blocking, setting specific times they can use the internet, parental control software are all helpful.

  4. pailofpearls
    November 20, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Yes it's important to take a calm, steering hand in all things internet. The virtual world is an extension of the real world. thanks for all the tips.

  5. jjmon2012
    November 20, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    Really good tips that so many parents don't know or don't think about. I know a lot our local schools used to do training/classes for parent so they would know how to keep their kids safe

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