Safer Internet Day is now a global phenomenon pioneered by public awareness community and is supported by majority of technology firms. The day marks the necessity to educate everyone, both kids and adults about the issues that prevail in the web world. While adults can easily comprehend problems and can act accordingly, kids think in an entirely different style.
It’s important how you communicate with them and educate them on the aspect of online safety. Before doing so, you should know the basic aspects and how to begin a conversation with a little one. Compared to the past, they are more educated and proactive in modern times. Most kids can easily understand your questions and will respond if you ask them the right way.
What is Internet Safety?
Ask these questions to yourself before you begin the small talk. What is internet safety and how do you to promote it to someone else. Internet safety is about browsing the web in a safe manner, avoiding sharing confidential and private information to strangers, dealing only with recognized websites while stop falling prey to online scams.
The number of scams occuring online is increasing every day and sometimes it involves kids as well. They are being indirectly targeted even though games are where they least expect a hacker or scammer to be on the prowl. Teaching kids about the hassles of internet and how to safely use it will make sure they stay safe at all times. As the technology plays a role in our every day lives, it is mandatory that everyone knows what to do and what not to do online.
Talk To Your Kids
Have a brief conversation with your children on their activities online. Ask them the type of websites they visit and if it is games, know the titles that they play. This will make it easy to know if they are dealing with safe ones. Also, talk to know where they spend their most time.
Know more about the friends your kids make online. Fake profiles are plenty and it could be a stalker or a kidnapper on the other side talking nice to them. Teach them to not share confidential information such as house address or phone numbers with unknown people.
Always promote an open and mature discussion. Don’t intimidate the kids because they should have the confidence to approach you when something goes wrong.
Be a good parent and have conversations on internet security as well as other topics. Be friendly and keep your home secured.