Socializing is not all bad. In fact young teens do a lot of online interactions by joining online games, chat rooms and social media sites. However, teens are also impulsive which can be dangerous. As parents, we should be aware that our children can become victims of crime even in the internet. Some of the dangers that our children are exposed can include malware, virus, cyber bullying and inappropriate videos and photos.
Without them knowing it, children could leave digital footprints everywhere and this could be used by cybercriminals for crimes and can even be viewed by other users. These footprints could even include personal details about your children. It is therefore important to remind kids to be vigilant and to keep personal information so they’ll have a safe online experience.
If you want your kids to be safe when they access the internet, follow these simple tips.
First, remind them to never give up personal details like the school where they study, their home address, their mobile and house number, their age and even their full name. This is one of the basic safety precautions that children should know when they go online.
Kids should also be reminded not to open emails that are unsolicited and those that are from complete strangers. Make them understand that these emails might contain viruses and malwares that can create problems.
Make sure to discuss these topics in a comfortable and light manner. By training your children to be vigilant netizens, they surely have a safe online experience.