Keeping Children Safe Online
Internet is one the useful media that has hundreds of advantages and is used world wide as the latest source of information. People of all age group frequently use internet for the information an entertainment purposes. But whe it comes to children, some care should be taken for keeping children safe from the online damages. There is no visible problem for children in using internet but, its very easy to learn the internet media, more the children will use more they will grip in searching .emailing, playing games and enjoying with friends online. Expertise in global media search in quite young age could distract the children from their studies and could lead them to the wrong use of internet.
Guideline for keeping safe online
Some rules must be formed and some precautions must be taken to keep children away from bad side of internet. Following are some guidelines that should be practiced before exposing your children to internet world.
Control of parents
Parents must have command over children to the extent that children listen to them. Control the digital equipment that involves computers gaming console and mobile phone for enhancing the security and blocking the abusive and vulgar websites.
Set time limit
Set specific number of hours during which children can use internet. This would help you to look after the children properly.
Screening of system
Try to place the computer system in the locations where you can easily see the tasks of your children that what they are doing in your absence
Key word blocking
Prevent your children from searching the specific keywords which ultimately lead to the sexually explicit content. Also consult your ISP internet service providers that what options they provide for the online security of your children.
Cookies and history
Computer system by default accepts all the keywords that are entered in the search bar .provide high security b blocking extra cookies and pop ups. Daily check the history of r your system to see which site has been opened by your children in your absence.
Motivate the children about the pros and cons of internet .and try to enlighten the positive side of internet media. Mentally prepare the children for avoiding the unethical content.
Activate safe search on your computer systems and web browsers, so that the content would be filtered before becoming visible to the children.
Sense of responsibility
Parents and children must have friendly relationship. This would help the children to easily say what ever they want to convey to their parents, no matter its bad or good. Prepare your children mentally that they should tell you in the case they accidentally get to any unsuitable content online.
Chat rooms restriction
Restrict the unsuitable chat rooms for your children so they can enjoy healthy community online.
Avoiding excess use.
Excess of every thing is bad, so your child should take a break for at least 30 minute to give proper rest to their eyes and brain.
Try to stay around when your kid goes online, but create friendly atmosphere to make children free from the feeling of being watched.
Privacy and authentication
Remind your children that they should not enter their school name or some other private information to protect them from learning criminal hacking and un authenticated access.
Passwords and protection
Tell your children about the importance of passwords and stress them not ot share their passwords with nay one.
Make sure that if your child is exposed to additional medial information online then he/she should not implement the procedures at home or on themselves