Keeping Your Children Safe On The Internet
It is becoming a growing issue among many parents lately. Due to the fact that so many kids are surfin' the internet now, at all ages, even at only 3 years old, there needs to be some security. The websites which like to show us pornography and other obscene content know that our kids could easily go on their website without knowing it. Is this something we really want our kids to be exposed to, especially at such a young age? How can you protect your child? You can always monitor your childs activity online while he or she is using the computer but sometimes its not that easy to find the time to be right next to your child. Whether you are a stay at home mom or a working mom, it is hard to manage the time to watch your child on the computer. So how can you prevent the access to these websites? For example: If your daughter goes on gURL.
com, she may accidently type in girl.com instead which is a pornography website. It is that simple. Not only that, but girl.com is a premium domain which is a type-in domain, a domain which millions of people will type in just to see what the website is.
Many of your internet providers offer you a block on a variety of obscene websites from racism to pornography but some do not. You can always download a kids internet safety program for free though. So you must be happy if you can stop your kids from looking at adult content websites but there is more to be worried about. While most people think MSN, chat rooms, and all other communication sources are just a way for your children to keep in touch with friends at school it may become harmful to your child. Predators lure awaiting unsupervised children to come online in children topic chat rooms to pray on them. It is so easy for a 8 year old to get a friend online and want to me him or her in real life but what if it was really a 38 year old sexual predator? What if you lost your child from the fact that he or she is not protected on the internet? Make sure your children do not give out any personal information and don't give much detail in their profiles. Do not add anyone on MSN unless they know who they are and be aware of the dangers. Sit down with your child and tell them if they go in chat rooms to not talk privately with someone that they do not know. Explain the dangers but not to such an extent to scare them away. Keep your children informed and keep them safe because it is so simple for their minds to be changed from the click of a button.