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Tips to the parents in safeguarding their children in the cyber world

April 09, 2012  by: Joina  Points: 12   Category: Others  Earning $0.30   Views: 1004

This article gives you some tips to safeguard your children from the threat of cyber world.

         

Children of today are citizens of a digital world. In their daily lives the use of internet and digital technologies represents a seamless extension of their physical world. While the internet is a valuable medium that allows children to explore and develop to their full potential, it also contains hidden threats to the safety and well-being of children. Therefore protective measures are extremely critical to ensure that the internet is child-friendly, and that it promotes, rather than dangers, safe development of dangers.



Following ares some tips for parents to protect their children in the cyber world.



1. By placing the computer in a common place, parents can monitor the child''s online activities.

2. Parents should allow their children to use child-friendly search engines or search engines with parents first.

3. Allow children to use only monitored chat rooms and message boards on irrefutably safe sites.

4. Consider a rule that allows the computer to be online only when there is a parent around. The online experience should be one that can be shared between parents and children.

5. Many websites, chat rooms, discussion forums and the like request personal information such as addresses, pictures, birthdays, hobbies, names of pets and so forth. Sharing this kind of information should be avoided.

6. Encourage the child to keep records of all cases of bullying or harassment. This will help any case that parents have to present to the service provider or police.

7. If anything happens during an online session that is threatening, suggestive or harassing, children should log off immediately. The logger they hang on, the greater the likelihood of problems in the future.

Parent have to take an active interest in the activities of their children as well as full responsibility of preventing children from accessing offensive material on internet. They should implement responsible safeguards, ensuring that their children will have safe, educative and entertaining online experiences.




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