Unpredictable Internet. The Internet is a vital component of modern life. Children and adolescents can’s do without it when making essays, online tasks from school or cognitive requests. But kids or teens can often be distracted from helpful information. Harmful content cannot be easily tracked sometimes.
This article outlines an advisable strategy for parents to oversee their kids with retaining mutual confidence.
1) Enable the parental control function on available devices
More than 50% of children visit “adult” websites, because they easily find them with search engines. To be aware of your child’s online activity, you may follow the recommendations below:
a) Install a parental control program;
b) Activate safe search in the browser;
c) Install special browsers intended for children, such as KidSplorer of Kidzsearch;
d) Install applications adapted for children, such as YouTube Kids. On YouTube, you can watch your child’s favorite bloggers together in a friendly atmosphere.
You should realize that it is impossible to keep your child completely safe from “adult” content. You can track his or her activities on the child’s own device, but their friends’ devices are out of your control.
Being 10 years old, an average kid knows quite a lot about drugs or pornography. Your trustful contact is the key to help your beloved little person understand what is good and what is bad.
2) Maintain Friendship on Social Media
Social media will facilitate your awareness about your kids’ interests and turmoils. You can contribute to promoting his or her content with your likes and shares. Refrain from criticizing friends’ photos, as well as from extensive positive commenting under your child’s pictures. Avoid any kind of discomfort in your son or daughter.
3) Don’t track the correspondence without warning
If you do, you will impair your child’s privacy by violating the right to personal life and secrets. You will degrade his or her self-esteem, undermine your mutual confidence. Your excess awareness can lead to more destructive consequences than the discovered fact itself.
If it has happened, and you have found out something unpleasant, highlight only dangerous aspects (if any), such as drug abuse, aggressive assaults, intimate photos. Resolve the problem with apologizing to your kid for stepping over the personal boundaries.