The Need to Protect Your Kids Online
Keep in mind that careless internet wandering by child or the adult is really dangerous. On the news, you will hear stories about those individuals who meet online and have such real life encounters with deadly or scary 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 need to know that there are other dangers such as your kids becoming exposed to explicit pornography, violent images, extremist web pages, identity theft, gore, sexual solicitation or getting distracted from their homework or other important things to do.
Surely, the internet is one great resource which puts volumes of valuable knowledge on your fingertips. The internet would help keep family and friends in touch and offers education as well as entertainment. Everyday, more information and services go online. Because of this, web safety is quite important to make sure and this is something which parents need to address. You have to know the dangers first before you can come up with those internet guidelines for the kids. Here are the dangers that you must know about before you would speak with your kids and set those rules when it comes to the use of the computer and the internet.
There is pornography which is readily available on the internet. Not only with the paid sources but also those pop-ups, the file sharing and also the search engines. There are many sites which people would land on accidentally but with such misspelled search words or by expired domain names. When the parents are going to visit such sites, the cookies as well as temporary internet files and other kinds of data get saved into the computer and this would make it a lot easier for the kids to reach such sites. The teens as well as the preteens can even look for such sites out of their curiosity and they would end up watching the explicit and at times degrading or those violent sexual images or video.
Also, you have to know about predation which is also a common danger for the kids who go online. The sexual predators are going to look for the probable sexual contact or exploitation by the use of the internet. Often, they are going to create such user profile that would hide who they are and they would start such casual chat conversations to get the kids’ trust. They would then start isolating the child and make them challenge their boundaries and they also manipulate their self-esteem and they would then talk about sexual topics. They are going to share some pornographic materials to the child as well or they may send some stuffs to the child’s home.