Internet Safety Tips For Kids

Kids these days are well versed with the internet. At an early age, they already have their own social networking accounts and they can easily operate the latest gadgets. This is inevitable as their generation happens to be living with this kind of technology. However, it doesn’t mean that they no longer need our guidance.

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As parents, we should also be aware of what’s happening in the internet so that when our kids ask something about it, we can relate to them immediately. If your kids sensed that you have absolutely no idea of what they’re talking about, they will end up discovering the answer themselves and might get inappropriate answers.

If you have rules inside your house, you should also start having your rules when they surf the internet and start it by placing your computer in the family room or in place wherein most of you stay. If they’re into social networking, be one of their friends or connections and keep them reminded that they shouldn’t be sending personal information to a connection that they don’t know personally.

Let yourself become an example to your children. They should know what are your interests online because they would most ikely mimic what you’re doing.

The internet can either be helpful or harmful to your children as it contains various kinds of information. As parents, you should see to it that they won’t have access to those restricted sites and set a time limit so that they won’t get addicted to it. If they want to play games online then set a time for it and be firm with your curfew.

The internet can also be accessed in their phones and other gadgets so might as well include it in your reminder. Your children should be guided accordingly and you should have time to do it for them.

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Internet Brings Families Together

I was in the 3rd grade when Dad left us to work overseas. It was hard for us most especially for Mom to be left alone with 6 kids. I know Mom had those sleepless nights. There were times that I saw her crying silently at night when she thought we were all asleep. Snail mail was our only means to communicate with dad. And whenever there is an urgency to contact Dad, we need to go to town proper which is 30 minutes drive from our house to make overseas calls via telephone operator. We had no choice but to live with that situation for years. If only we have access to internet then, it won’t be too hard for Mom.

Finally, internet was introduced to us! It was in mid 1990’s when the internet made drastic impacts not only to businesses but also to families. There was the rise of instant communication by electronic mail and instant messaging. Thanks to the researchers, inventors and engineers who never stopped to develop and maximize the use of internet. We now have video calls. It increased the quality of communications within households.

Internet brings families together. Families living apart can now share every precious moment with every family member anytime of the day despite of how busy they are. Not only that. Internet also gives great opportunities to stay-at-home Moms like me. I can now work and earn from home. I can join webinars via audio conferencing service, without the need to leave the house and my child. Most importantly, both my family and household bills are well taken care of because of the internet and the modern technologies.