The Need to Protect Your Kids Online
Keep in mind that careless internet wandering by child or the adult is really dangerous. You probably have heard about those news of people who meet online and they have actual encounters with scary or even deadly results. This is such an extreme situation and many of the kids out there are quite cautious enough that they must meet with people they don’t know. However, you must know that there are other dangerous like the kids getting exposed to pornography, violent images, extremist web pages, the sexual solicitation, identity theft, malicious content or distraction from their important activities such as doing their homework.
The internet is really a great resource which puts a lot of important knowledge in your fingertips. The internet is used for keeping friends and family stay in touch and such would also offer entertainment and education. Each day, there are lots of services and information that also go online. For this reason, web safety is really important to ensure and this is something that parents must address. You have to know the dangers first before you can come up with those internet guidelines for the kids. Here are the hazards that you must think of prior to speaking with your kids and set limitations and rules in internet use.
You should be aware that pornography is readily available online. Not only with those paid sources but also the pop-ups, file sharing and the search engines. There are many sites which people would land on accidentally but with such misspelled search words or by expired domain names. If the parents would visit these sites, cookies and those temporary files on the internet and other data get saved in the computer and such would make it much easier for kids to reach these sites. The teens and the preteens can also look for these sites out of their curiosity and they end up watching those things that they shouldn’t like the violent sexual images and others.
There is also predation which is a common danger for kids who are going online. The sexual predators would look for probable sexual contact or such exploitation with the use of the internet. Usually, they would create a user profile that would hide who they truly are and they are going to start that casual chat conversations to get the trust of the kids. Then they would isolate the child and attract them to challenge their boundaries and then manipulate their self-esteem and chat more and talk about the sexual topics. They would also share some pornographic materials and can also send things to the home of the child.