Modern children literally from the cradle master gadgets, and they begin to use the Internet before they speak and even more so write. That is why you need to make sure that surfing the net becomes safe for your child.
Even before the child begins to use the Internet, parents must explain the rules of behavior on the Internet, focusing on what he can do and what should not.
The first thing to focus on the child: not everything that is on the Internet is true. And if he has a question or doubt, they need to contact their parents.
It is imperative to install a program to block unwanted sites on your computer so that the child cannot accidentally go to resources not intended for children. And also an ad blocker to control online content.
Parental control software should not be neglected either. Agree with your child that you will not read his correspondence with friends. This program is installed by you to avoid fraud and the use of unwanted sites. In doing so, you will have to keep your word so as not to lose confidence.
Work with your child to develop Internet rules so that he knows what to do if he encounters negative content and is not afraid to tell you.
Cyberbullying and grooming
In simple terms, cyberbullying is “throwing” a child with messages containing insult, intimidation and aggression. Grooming is the establishment of friendly relations with the child in order to subsequently enter into sexual contact with him.
It should be explained to the child that people on the Internet may not be who they say they are. Enter a ban on dating sites. If the child actively uses social networks, then let them adhere to the same rule as on the street: ignore strangers trying to start a conversation and send it to spam. If the stranger continues to insist on communication, then contact your parents.
If the child has undergone cyberbullying, then it is better to immediately change all electronic contacts.
As a rule, cyber fraud aims not only to lure money out of the child, but also to find out confidential information (passport data, bank card numbers, passwords).
Prohibit your child from shopping online without your approval. Keep your passports and cards out of reach so that there is no opportunity or temptation to use them.
It is necessary to convey to the child that you cannot enter your personal data on the Internet. This applies to both home address and telephone.
So, you have allowed your child to use the Internet, therefore, you trust him. But some measures, as parents, you should still take, if you have not done so before.
1. Install antivirus software to fend off the threat of virus attacks.
2. Back up all data regularly and check your hard disk for viruses.
3. Change passwords from e-mail boxes more often.
By taking the necessary steps, you will make the World Wide Web safe for your child, your computer and your wallet.