Saturday, 10 June 2017

How to Keep Children Safe Online

Children are getting use to touch-screen technology at younger age and they love to spend
hours playing online games. They are curious enough to navigate different websites and this is
where they are quite prone to the dark side of the online world.
They can easily be waylaid into witnessing ‘raunchy pictures’ or reading ‘unquestionable
content’ etc. Bad things are inculcated easily and they can easily go astray. Hence, your responsibility as a parent becomes
even more where I have compiled the following post in order to help you know how to keep children safe online.

Parents need to participate in online world
As parents actively monitor the activities of their children in the real world especially with regards to where, how and what
they are playing with. Similarly, the big online world needs their special focus as well. The virtual world is actually bigger
than we think and children as per their growing age may tend to conceal facts and hide certain sites from you in the event if
you aren’t careful from beginning.
Yes, that many be scary for parents, but not any more though with the presence of TeenShield. Yes, it is a monitoring
software which effectively keeps record of every single activity of your child. The feature which I liked a lot is its “live
control panel” which lets you view the actions of his activities in your online control panel.

Implement rules

Strategize the amount of time; you want your children to refer online. Children are known for their naughtiness, so you need
to be patient enough towards telling them “Do’s and Don’ts”. Yes, you need to tell them the following things:-
The recommended sites to go for
Specific time of their playing games
Penalty if they happen to break the rules
Place the computer centrally
If your computer is placed at a place which is frequented by you and is centrally located, then you can “anytime” and
“everytime” keep a close watch on the activities easily.
Habituate them to ensure their privacy
Their naughtiness nature may not help them realize the disadvantages of sharing their personal details online, but you have
to address the following basic and obvious concern to them:-
Strictly warn them not to open emails from unknown senders
Not sharing contact number, email address, postal address, password, school name etc
Not to start talking to the strangers, no matter how sweetly they talk

Instruct your child to report anything “objectionable”

You love your child and so he does too. Hence, create a bond of understanding by instructing him to report you on
witnessing any objectionable matter and assure him that you won’t be blaming him too.

Final thoughts

This post is on how to keep children safe online. Yes, they are actually based on the experiences which I have gained over
time and are equally going to create moments of ease for you too. Let this post become a beginning for a hassle free times of
your life as well.


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