Measures to keep your kids safe on the internetby Patricia Onorato Antivirus Software
The Internet is a good place to learn new things, technologies, and provides answers to almost every question. Today many parents prefer online tutorials over a tutor for kids' education as tutorials are usually free. But the question is, are you sure that your kid is not learning any bad stuff from the internet? Indeed you can learn various new things from the internet but it also has a dark side. Keeping your kids away from the internet is somewhat impossible. The best thing you can do is take a few preventive measures that can help to keep your kid secure from internet threats.
Aware your kids about the internet threats
Giving time to your family in this busy world is difficult. But if you want to keep your family secure from potential threats then talking to the kids is crucial. Tell your kids about the negative impact of the internet. Aware them not to share their personal information like photos, home addresses, phone numbers, etc to any person on the internet. Tell them about the sex offenders and child abuse. There are many cases of cyber bullying as kids are always easy to target for criminals.
Keep the PC in the common room
If your kids are under 16 then don't allow to keep devices especially PC on their room. It will help to keep your kids' activities under your eyes. If you provide a personal PC or laptop then your kid may spend most of his time on the internet instead of studying.
Jot down every password
You should log in all the accounts for your kids with your username and password. In case, any website allows login after 18 years then please don't log in to those accounts. The age limit is set for a purpose; your kid should wait he reach 18. You should regularly monitor your children's activities on the internet.
Install security software
Today many antivirus programs provide features that can help to keep your kids secure. The parental control feature of Activate Norton Product Key allows you to keep an eye on your kids. It allows you to put restrictions on the websites that are inappropriate for your kids. You can also keep the time limit on internet usage. With this feature, you can assure that your kid is not spending his crucial time playing online games. With the multi-device feature, you can keep your device as master and can monitor other device activities.
Check their social media activities
Today almost every teen uses social media. If you don't allow them to create their accounts on social media; they will make a fake account without your knowledge. So, it's better to allow them using social sites as these sites also help for connecting your kids to a bigger world. Instead, you tell them all the threats like online stalking, hacking, fraud, spycam threat, online predators, etc. Check their SNS account regularly to ensure that your kid is not facing any kind of cyberbullying activity.
The Internet opens a big space for you but it also has an evil side. Keep your kids secure from the dark side of the internet. Spend quality time with your family. Ask your kid to meet friends, play outdoor games, and have real talks.
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