Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Warning - Your Kids are Exposed to Internet Danger

Many kids are hooked to the internet and to their gadgets. Are your children always taking selfies and posting them with status update on their Facebook page? Are they constantly playing online video games with people they know and don’t know? Kids are always connected to cyberspace, so parents need to be concerned about ways to implement online safety for kids.

Good things are accessible via the internet …

I’m not against the use of the internet. In fact, I can work and earn at home because of the internet. Most of my kids learned to read and count because of online programs, such as Headsprout and Starfall. They can easily do their research and homework thanks to the unlimited educational resources online. When they have nothing to do, they can find a game to play, a movie to watch or a DIY project to do.


But don’t let the internet garbage slip in…

We need to regulate the use of the internet, because our kids are exposed to many potential dangers through this channel. From time to time, I hear bad news that is internet-related.
  •  Something awful happened to a teenager because she befriended someone on social network.
  •  A child was kidnapped because her mom posted status updates on a social site.
  • Someone’s social network account has been hacked and the hacker posted malicious content.
  • Then lately, there is this big controversy about a banking system that was hacked and there was a big time money laundering issue (probably this last issue is something that does not concern our kids but it does worry me).
Every time our kids go online, they are vulnerable to exposure to malicious and inappropriate content without them realizing it. Some games that they might play or YouTube videos that they might see are violent, sexist and use foul language. Research says that exposure to such things can spark bad behavior. Are you wondering where they learned that nasty word or naughty trick?

Pornography, cyberbullying, sexting, online predators and identity theft are very rampant online. What can parents do to protect their kids from falling victim to these? There are two things that should be on a parent’s to-do list in line with this.
  • Monitor the childs’ activities online, whether on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Some would consider this as invading privacy, but as a parent, you’re only doing this to make sure that your child is safe.
  • Filter out the media and content that they get so you’re sure that they are age-appropriate.  This might mean blocking some websites.
The question is how can parents do these? I’m sure parents have a lot of other important things to do. How can they monitor their kids’ online activities? A solution is a software like Familoop Safeguard.

With this parental control software, it’s easy to keep children safe as they interact with the web. Parents can track how much their kids use their gadgets. They can locate their kids’ whereabouts any time. They can take a look at the photos they shoot. They can block certain apps or the whole device. They can filter harmful content, especially porn, and keep them from showing up on their browsers.

There are many other similar software available out there. But check out more information and reviews of the Familoop Parental Control software first on the Google Play store.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but all opinions expressed are 100% mine.



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