Children now increasingly have access to the new technologies at earlier ages mainly because mainly these are used to reach educational resources or entertainment. However, leaving the child alone with a tablet or smartphone without performing some simple safety measures can expose them to certain dangers.
It is important that parents educate their children and notify them the risks involved in Internet surfing and use of social networks. Knowing what can happen will keep them alert. In addition to their training, parents are required to take safety measures too. Here are 5 explained below:
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3 measurements of child safety on the Internet
You may think that your child is playing an application that has been downloaded or is watching cartoons, but what if they are just browsing the mobile or tablet and because of ignorance or curiosity they can end up seeing content unfit for their age. To avoid this situation parents can monitor the safety of their children on the Internet or how they interact by implementing some simple tips:
1 – Teach your kids not to share their personal information on the web such as contact information, address or other details especially the private photos. It can be dangerous also, do not let them participate in chats or online conversations with other people even if you think their partners are children.
2 – Install parental controls app on their device: Parental control apps are great tools to manage kids’ use of the internet. With any advanced app such as FamilyTime, you can monitor the list of installed apps, web-browsing history, bookmarks & favorites and location-history of your kids from your smartphone so you can always stay posted on who they connect with, what content they see online or what places they visit etc.
3 – Beware of Spam, Applications and Files: teach them to be wary of links or files you ask downloaded from any application that catches their attention and not advertising that promises gifts or one that is very striking and encourages punch.
Make Inter a Safe Place for Children!
Though it is a bit difficult but still you can make the internet a safe place for your kids with the help of simple safety measures listed above.