Are You Sure Your Child Is Using Internet Safely? Think Again

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In this era, it is quite hard to keep your child away from the internet. One day or the other they will get exposed to this invention. You can’t avoid this situation, you should introduce them to the internet before someone else does this, as a parent do it yourself but make sure you always set certain limitations.

In this article we will talk about certain ways that ensure that your child is safely using the internet:

 Easy access to your child’s computer

Keep the desktop in a lounge instead of a room and don’t put a password on it. It doesn’t mean that you have to keep an eye on him all the time, just once in a while, you can look at the type of content they have downloaded or which websites they have visited just to ensure the safe use of the internet.

Talk to them

You need to talk to them about what is right and wrong about the usage of this invention. Talk to them about the presence of hackers and cyber crimes so that they know their limitations.

 Install antivirus product

Installation of antivirus can keep the online threats and malicious software away from your kid’s laptop. It would make them aware of the untrusting links that can cause harm to the computer. The antiviral software can make them aware that video games installed from unknown web locations can disrupt their complete operating system.

Usage of parental control software

This software is the online guardian of your child. This software let you monitor your child’s usage of this invention and the websites that he/she follows.

5). Clarify Dos and Don’ts

Make sure you instruct them not to follow pop-ups, don’t answer unexpected questions, don’t chat with strangers in online rooms, and don’t get attracted to free download.

We can’t deny the usage of the internet but safety comes first, make sure your home internet is protected and don’t get connected to free wifi without checking its security. It’s always better to keep the check on child’s internet usage, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If your child is addicted to internet usage, consult a psychologist to get to know about ways to help him get rid of it.

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Amina Hameed
Amina is an MBA from Lahore school of economics who had also been a Former Cultural ambassador of Pakistan (USEFP). Amina writes to throw a light on the importance of healthcare system in Pakistan. She is indeed a passionate writer when comes to health, fitness and lifestyle.
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