Protect Your Children From Dangers of Internet Threats

simplyoj By simplyoj, 22nd Mar 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/z52_or1y/
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Be vigilant of your children online activities. Read more on how to protect your children from internet threats.

Protect Your Children From Dangers of Internet Threats

With the digital lifestyle that children has these days, online risks and other internet threats are just at their fingertips. Mobile phones, iPad, tablets, and other latest gadgets are an easy online access for children plus the proliferation of social media websites where they spend most of their time. A vigilant parent is a must by knowing and teaching the children the danger of online attacks.

Cyber bullying, identity theft, virus attack, other online attacks, and worst online crime related incidents are among the disadvantages of being wired. Children and teens are vulnerable to these and they are the most target of online predators. But sometimes, predators who commits these acts are not actually strangers but so called "friends" or acquaintances from the internet.

Here are some reminders to protect our children:
1. Before buying children of their own computers or gadgets, think twice if they are already old enough to be responsible in using it. Although small children can already operate gadgets, there should be a certain age that they own one.

2. If possible, set a limit or schedule for the online activity of children. How long will they be allowed online. Set rules and consequences for them. Orient them about how online culture works, and that there are bad people doing bad things online so they should be careful.

3. Observe proper online etiquette, avoid profane words and respect for others.
4. Children are too young for forum websites.
5. Never give personal information to others online.
6. Never give credit card information even to friends.
7. Never share password even to friends.
8. Never entertain unwanted mails or chat messages, inform the parent or adult about it.
9. They should ignore the sender right away.

Monitor online activities of your children, in some way or another they can across inappropriate content such as obscene, violent, pornographic, or other offensive materials.

Discuss with children about online websites, know what they like in a lighter mood. Do common online activities that you enjoy both to create positive interaction.

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Children, Credit Card, Crime, Facebook, Internet, Money, Networking, Online, Parenting, Password, Social Media, Twitter, Virus, You Tube

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author avatar johnbee
23rd Mar 2013 (#)

Our Children are our most valuable resource for the future of America. They must be trained, right, treated right, and brought up in the nurture and admonition of God;s Word.

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author avatar Ptrikha
25th Mar 2013 (#)

I think children should not be given independent access to laptops/tablets or smartphones before 15 years of age. In fact, Internet sites should also not sign up children below 14 or 15 years age, and even upto 18 years, they should only have some kind of a limited email access.
Parents should talk and observe children's online activities. Too much social networking could be risky for the children.

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