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Safe Surfing on the Internet for Your Kids

Internet is the heart and soul of almost all the activities in our daily life and we cannot imagine a day in our lives without the net. Living in this digital age it equally influences the youngsters and they also gets hitched along with the elders.

Everyone you encounter these days has a smart phone in his or her hands. Moreover for education, socializing and entertainment Internet has become mandatory. But there are certain risks involved when a child accesses factors online. The following points would let your child be safer online and you too can ensure that.

Limit the usage - Safe Surfing on the Internet for Your Kids

Limit the usage:

Setting rules for children are important and making them abide by those becomes necessary when safety is the concern. Using social media and setting the time limit to it would be a good start. With the increase of age giving them certain liberties are good. But strict action should be taken when they access the restricted sites.

Set up Parental Control - Safe Surfing on the Internet for Your Kids

Set up Parental Control:

In this world of media everything is on the Internet and certain truths should be exposed to the innocent minds after a certain age. There are many factors available on the Internet that is not for the child’s eye. In these cases parental control can be set on the networks and search engines. These can work as an effective tool to restrict the kids from viewing inappropriate content online.

Make Kids aware about Cybercrimes and Cyber Bullying:

Internet is always educating if used in a correct way. But the kids need to be made aware of the correct ways. The rates of cyber bullying are increasing and the parents about that should teach children. It a harmful factor and a child should not be involved in either sidelines of a bullying incident. So to protect them they should be educated. Even the children, most of the times unknowingly or to follow certain trend, become victim of or commit cybercrime by themselves. The parents should see that the child before accessing the Internet, know what these crimes are and thus stay away from those.

About Yezdan ASIL

Child Development Specialist. I finished a university child development specialization department. I teach at a private school.

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