The World Wide Web - Friend or Foe? This question is asked only by parents whose children are literally mired in the vastness of social networks. Hence the bad habits, and ugly words, and ridiculous information unworthy of children's ears. Throwing away the computer is impossible, it is not possible to give up the Internet. Meanwhile, the child returns from school, sits down at the computer and clicks on the connection. In the evening, you flip through the page visit log and don't know whether to blush, grab your belt or arrange a family debriefing. Take action - it's time to keep your kids safe from the internet.
It is necessary
- - Parental Control tools (included in Windows Vista, Windows 7 operating systems), as well as anti-virus programs);
- - programs for parents: CyberMama, ChildWebGuardian, Kids Control.
Tell your child about the rules for using the Internet and establish your own routine. Perhaps this will get rid of a number of problems for you.
Young children should not be alone at the computer. Since you allow your child to surf the Internet, then spend this time together. Observe the baby's actions.
Explain why the Internet was created, what are the pros and cons. Give your kid some ground for thinking about what he wants to get from the World Wide Web. Show how to use the search engine to satisfy your kid's request. Let the interests that have been formed be reflected in the search for sites about nature, science, hobbies, crafts.
Bookmark children's pages. Let the folder with such material be replenished under your supervision. Agree with your son or daughter that without you they can only visit sites from this list, otherwise your trust will be undermined.
Inform your kid about the "bad" sites - it is better for him to learn this from you than on his own. Convince him that visiting such resources can lead to a breakdown of the computer - then all stored cartoons and games will also stop working. It may not be entirely fair, but it works.
Install a good antivirus program with the ability to block and filter unwanted portals. Create a blacklist. There are special programs on sale - mother's helpers, who play the role of limiters. They allow you to view the child's work on the Internet, his stay on a particular site, establish access to the connection by time. The child will be able to access the Internet only on set days and hours.
If your child is registered on social networks, limit the ability of users to access his page. Agree that the child will not respond to messages from unknown persons, will not give detailed information about himself and the family. In no case should he respond to offers to meet, call, send SMS to strangers. In the case when these requests come from friends, have the child wait for you to come before answering. Perhaps this is also the work of scammers.