The internet has so much to offer to our kids. Due to its extreme resourcefulness, it is a great platform to help our children learn. However, if not utilized well, it can cause major problems in their life as well as yours as a parent. It is imperative that you have some control of whatever they are doing online. Check out some tips to do the same ..
Before allowing your child to use the devices and the internet, establish some rules around the use of the same and make sure they understand. Let them know in a clear way, what they should or should not do. Have the consequences for breaking the rules in place too. Such rules can be setting time for internet use or no passwords on their devices.
Educate. Educate. Educate.
Educate your children what online security entails. Teach them how to keep themselves safe on the internet. Let them know the dangers of using the internet inappropriately or visit certain unnecessary websites.
You can use parental control software to control what your child is viewing on the internet. You can restrict them from visiting certain websites. Your child will not be able to access harmful content such as violence or other extraordinary conetent.
Talk To Them
Rules and monitoring can only go so far. Make sure you are listening to your children and talking to them. They may encounter videos, memes, photos, and other content online that can be disturbing and confusing. Be open about topics that may come up and assure your children you are there for them.
Seek Help When Necessary. Happy Parenting !
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