Last updated September 15th, 2013 at 01:20 am
This internet world is really bad and its full of thieves and hackers. So its very difficult for the new internet users to survive in this world. Mostly the new internet users are the children, as children have almost no experience of evils that’s its very easy for the hackers to distract them from right path. As its a matter of life that’s why parents or guardians should keep a strong eye on their child while surfing internet. They should also guide them about what’s wrong and what’s good here. Today we are going to list some very useful online safety tips which are equally important for both children and their parents.
1. Protect them from adult sites
Children are the most beautiful and innocent creature. Another important thing is that “childhood” is the best part of every person’s life. In childhood people enjoy most so don’t let your children waste their childhood. Stop them if they are surfing adult sites, check their browsing history regularly. Another way to stop them without even letting them is by changing the DNS settings of your network connection. Change your DNS to “Open DNS family shield” which will automatically blocks the adult sites.
2. Don not let them to be too social
Mostly popular social networks have age restrictions to protect children online that’s why you should not allow them creating social profiles online. If they do so by forcing you or you think it will not hurt them then you should make some rules for their online security, for example, you should put some time restrictions and you should not let them use social networks more then twice a week.
3. Don’t let them talk with strangers
Only allow them to talk with their school friends and relatives. Ask them to not to talk with any stranger, because they can trick them in a lot of ways. Ask them to never share their personal details with anyone. For example if someone asks for your home address, home telephone number or your email then just ignore those so called requests. Most importantly don’t share your password even with your friends.
4. Ask them to avoid low quality social networks
Always keep your children away from low quality social networks and chat rooms. Especially chat rooms are the free advertising medium for the adults sites that’s why keep your child away from those. Low quality social networks usually contain fake profiles which are controlled by software for only tricking people, so don’t share personal details with them.
5. Be aware while downloading something
Don’t download anything from low quality websites. Because most of them contain viruses, Trojans and spywares. Same with the email attachments, don’t open them if they are from unknown source. Also do not click on ads on videos, songs and photos websites because those may also contain viruses.
So, these are the some tips for parents to protect their children online. If you want to keep your child and yourself safe then these are the must know tips. We hope you will like the stuff but stay in touch with us for more tips and tricks.