Protecting Children from Online Threats: Tips for Parents

Today, we cannot imagine our life without the Internet. It has already become commonplace for us that every day we check our mail, communicate on social networks, download and watch movies, look for the necessary information and perform many other tasks in the global network.

But the Internet is not only all good and useful. In addition to being an excellent helper in modern life, it contains many “extraneous” harmful resources, vivid examples of which are pornography, violence in all its manifestations, religious strife, propaganda of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, etc.

All this negative and evil can affect the psyche of an adult, and on a child to a greater extent. Based on such conditions, it is necessary to use all forces so that the child is constantly exposed to both passive and active protection from the effects of threats on the Internet.

Tips for Parents to Protect Children from Online Threats

First of all, devote more time to your child, be attentive, unobtrusively observe his work at the computer.

Important! Before you allow your child to use the Internet, talk to him, gently explaining what is good and what is not. Where to start such an educational conversation, of course, with an explanation. Do not forget the wise words: “forewarned is forearmed,” and if you also give examples, it will be great.

Passive protection: online privacy

  • If communicates or registers on an unknown site, then use only the name or nickname (pseudonym);
  • The home address, cell and home phone numbers, as well as the place of study, training must not be disclosed to anyone;
  • Do not send your photos, as well as close relatives;
  • Do not meet new people without parental control if you met them via the Internet.

Actively protect children from online threats

Includes a huge number of programs that can exercise “Parental Control”, and many antivirus programs have this function. Here are some examples of programs: Kaspersky Safe Kids, WinLock, KinderGate, etc.

In conclusion, I would like to note that even programs for protecting children on the Internet do not give one hundred percent guarantee, so parents should always be more attentive to the child’s work on the global network and at the computer in general. Check the history of visits and just wonder what new and useful the child has learned through the Internet.

That’s all, please leave all questions and comments in the comments.

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