Internet Security

This post is about the 101 ways to keep your children safe on the internet, and this is just a little sample that is in my E-Book and if you would like a copy of the e-book you can email me or fill out the contact form on the main site, and I will send you a copy.

Introduction:  Using the Internet has become a way of life for the security of your  children.  As technology continues to advance, the Internet is essential for communication, education and fun.  However, the advances in real-time information sharing can pose serious threats to children.  In addition to the Internet predators that many parents are aware of, children are also at risk for stalking, bullying, addiction, legal consequences and other on-line dangers.  When allowing children to use the Internet, parents should use the tips listed below to ensure that all members of the family can enjoy a safe and fun on-line environment.

1. Set Rules.

Determine what your child needs to use the computer for.  This could be school-related or just for entertainment.  Make sure your child knows what he or she is and is not allowed to do on the computer. Boundaries can be set based on a child’s age and maturity level, and can include site restrictions, program use, and activities.  Establish consequences for breaking the rules.

2. Make a Pact.

Create a family contract regarding Internet use.  This document can contain house rules about on-line conduct.  Basic templates can be found on-line, and you can modify the document to include your children’s input when preparing a final draft.  You may also want to include facts and statistics about on-line safety to remind children of the dangers. Have children read and sign the contract, and post it near the computer area for easy reference.

3. Take the Quiz. 

Many Internet safety websites offer on-line multiple choice quizzes that children can take to test their knowledge about being safe on-line.  After discussing Internet safety with your child, suggest they take one of the quizzes to show you what they know.

4. Protect Wireless Networks.

If wireless Internet access is used, protect the wireless network connection with a password and firewall to keep unwanted users out.

5. Consider Kid-Geared Browsers.

Several companies have created browsers made specifically for younger users.  These Internet browsers feature built-in filtering capabilities to protect young eyes from unwanted and explicit material.  Browsers like Glubble and Buddy Browser include features to disable external chat and encourage media sharing and social interactions with family and other people the child already knows.

There are many resources out on the Internet, and I am going to give you a list of some of them for your information.

1) The Guardian.

2) Internet Safety – Kids Health

3) Safe Kids

These are the three main site’s that you can look as well for your children’s safety on the Internet, a lot of young people try to get dates on Facebook,  which a lot of the time the girls are under 18 years of age, and try to get a boyfriend.  But the reality of this is, that there are predators on Facebook, and they are stalking children.

 You need to be safe, and keep your children safe, if you would like an audio or my e-book just email me at itman50@informationtechnologyworld.website and I will be happy to send you a copy of my e-book.

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