Internet Safety Tips for Kids and Teens

Internet safety policies and guidelines can help make the internet a safer experience for your kids and teens. Simple tip is to create a clear, easy-to-read house rules to be posted on or near the monitor of your kid's used desktops or refurbished computers.Print the internet safety guideline which must be reviewed periodically by all the family members and to be strictly observed. The children must be explained that some people they encounter online might try to take advantage of them—financially, physically or ethically!
Children usually get into trouble in chat rooms because it generally attracts people who are interested in more than chatting. They often ask users for information about themselves, their addresses, their families etc. In chat rooms, use a nick-name that is different from your screen name. First rule of smart surfing is to remain as anonymous as possible. That means keeping all personal nformation private. Here is a list of such information
you should never give out on the internet. Full name, home address, phone number, ID card number, passwords, names of family members, credit card numbers, name of school your child attends, etc.
As having one's own PC is extremely important in the present age, your child needs it all the time, for many reasons, ie, completing their school homework, work on college project, or research work, collect information for assignment, also for fun, entertainment, teens online gaming or for video chatting and social networking. Often parents cannot afford to buy them new branded computer, so the best option for them is to buy used computers or refurbished laptops.
Research shows that teenagers love to keep online friendships in the virtual world as the trend of social-networking is becoming popular. Meeting online friends carries more risks than other types of, say, face-to-face friendships because it's so easy for people to pretend to be something they're not when you can't see them or talk in person.
Another important is cyber bullying! It's not just strangers who can make you feel uncomfortable online. Cyber-bullying refers to cruel or bullying messages sent to you online, sent by your former friends or people you know. They may be irritating or even frightening! It is better to ignore them rather than answer them. It is advisable to get help from parent, school counselor or another trusted adult if you continue receiving such messages.
Special care must be taken while replying to emails. Also make sure you know everyone on your buddy-list.  You just need to know where the pitfalls are. Use some common sense and control, computer tactics and caution, and you will be safe online!


Post a Comment

Copyright © 2011. Hardware Information . All Rights Reserved
Design by Java . Published by Java Templates