BW-Internet-safety-for-kids15 by truth4reviews


									Keep the Internet Kid-Friendly with these Tips

The benefits of the internet are vital to your kid's growth, but it may
also impose some danger when used incorrectly. So as parents, you should
know the ways to keep your kids safe while using the internet.

1.    Create a set of rules on how to use and what time your child can
use the internet. It would be advisable if you discuss it with your kids
or create the rules together with your kids. In this way, both of you can
agree to each rule that you impose. This will give your kids a level or
responsibility when they can participate on rule-making.

2.    As much as possible, keep the internet connected computer where
adults can see it (and not in your kid's bedroom). In this way, you can
monitor the websites that your kids visit.

3.    Speak to your kids about online pornography. You can direct them to
websites about sexuality and health.

4.    Block websites with malicious content. Although there are several
ways to do it, the easiest way is to follow these steps: Keep one user
name for the computer and one internet browser e.g. Microsoft Internet
Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. This will allow you to monitor and access
the internet activity of your kids. For the Internet Explorer, you can
change the setting of your security access by implementing the security
zone on your Internet Options menu. This way, you can restrict website
access and block specific websites that your kids shouldn't see.

You can also use a firewall to block any unwanted content to enter your
computer. There are several softwares that allow you to do this.

5.    Show your kids how to use the internet properly. Although this may
be taught in school, it is always good to spend some time with your kids
while they use the internet. This way, you also bond with them and can
direct them to websites that are right for their age.

6.    If you allow your kids to enter chat rooms, make sure that they
remain in public rooms. Tell him not to talk to anyone in private and
absolutely no personal information (school, parent's occupation, address,
etc.) should be given to anyone.

7.    Tell your kids not to give his password to anyone, even to his
friends or classmates.

8.    And, make the computer area free from clutter so that your kids
will enjoy the time on their computer.

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