What to Do When Your Kid is Being Stalked Online

Nowadays, social media is becoming a part of a teenager’s life. You can see that every teenager has its own facebook account, twitter, tumbler and so many more. This will help them share their experience, information and getting updated with friends online. But there are times that over sharing your information may pose a certain stranger stalker. It is important that if ever your teenager is being too expressive to there social life in the internet, you should be notified immediately. Having an open communication with your teenager is a good way to protect them from over sharing their information.

Try also to teach them how to say no for an answer to a stranger. There are some strangers that are charismatic and can easily manipulate teenagers because of it. Just leave them alone or you can engage them only once. Also, it is important to not to meet the stranger face to face. You may never know if that person is carrying weapon in order for him to let you leek out some information that you have.

It’s important also to document everything you did: Chats, emails, private messages, everything. You may think that it’s troublesome for you to do that but it may help you in the future. Those things will be considered as proofs whenever stalking is on going and you may give it to the nearest police station so that they can investigate and may capture those people. Just remember to keep safe and protect your kids from dangers.

The world is full of surprises, good or bad.

Protecting Your Kid From Unknown Strangers They Meet Online

Nowadays, the internet is the best way to communicate people around the world. But worrying about your kids getting trouble because of strangers will get you paranoid about it. Not to worry, for there are ways that you can do to protect your children from being tricked by a stranger.

A common activity about it is by giving out information. Kids may give out valuable information about their home. And by doing this is not safe. Teach your kids to not to talk to strangers even if they say a friend of your father or mother. Set up rules so that it will discipline them to avoid talking to unknown people.

Put up monitoring software in the computer so that it may help them prevent from talking to strangers online. This software has a parental control system that will block specific sites and pages. It will also monitor your kid’s actions whenever you’re away from home.

Another way to protect your children is to put the computer where you can easily check your kid rather than keeping it inside there rooms. By doing this, it’ll keep them from getting tempted to access some unnecessary sites and other pages where unknown people can reach them.

And lastly, warn your kid about the danger that will happen if ever they will talk to a complete stranger. There are so many individuals on the internet that will disguise themselves as a normal teen or a kid. Tell them that it is not right to share information about you or about a family member or any information to strangers.

Protecting Your Children from Online Sexual Predators

In this new age, the internet is the most relatively made to make everything easier. For us adults, its easier now to search for cooking tips, tips on how to become  a successful businessman, dressing tips and so many more. For kids, it’s easier for them to finish their homework by just searching the answers online and may help them stay connected with their long distant friends online. But, however, that doesn’t mean that the internet is all good. It also has its flip side. The internet is also infested with online predators that create and may fool innocent children.

To protect your children from these predators, you could approach them and talk to them about these stuff that is dangerous to their lives. You can tell them what they have to know to avoid surfing the internet especially when they surf the net about online chat rooms. You can say that it is safe but there are others who are disguise themselves as a friend who wants to have friends. Be alert but sensitive though, so that your child would not get scared surfing the net because of it.

You also need to install parental control software into your computer. It can help your child to not to do something potentially dangerous whenever your away from home. Of course, we all know that below 13 of age is strictly prohibited to access some unnecessary sites.

There are many ways to protect your children from predators and avoid them from doing anything bad. You just have to remember that approaching them and telling them about it is the basic way to protect your children.

Establishing Internet Use Rules for Your Kids

It is inevitable that your kids are spending too much time on the computer. And because of that, we tend to get worried about them. You should know that computer is also part of their learning process and it helps them communicate and understand the modern world. What parents can do is make rules about their usage of the internet by putting up monitoring programs to block unnecessary sites or track their online trails.

Rules are important. But establishing it after they experienced some unwanted sites, no good. Instead, establish it beforehand. The rules that you create govern their use of the internet and may discipline themselves from visiting the site again. Rules such as to remind them that they should not share confidential information about themselves or the family or they’re home to unknown strangers via internet. Information like home address, phone numbers, time in and out of the house, name of school, and so many more. Also you should not share photos and passwords to your account or bank accounts to total strangers. If someone is bullying offensively, do not respond to it. It may cause your children to face that person personally and possibly kidnap them for ransom or harm them. Set up a curfew for your children, too. This will help them manage their time on using the internet.

When you’re done setting up rules, talk to your children about it and make them understand the rules. Tell them how important those rules are. Trust them that they will follow the rules. You should not stalk to them to know if they are really following the rules. In this way, you can teach them the concept of self-discipline at an early age of there lives.

Protecting Your Child from Strangers They Meet Online

Worry about your children getting trouble with strangers they meet online? Well, you’re not alone, as more and more parents think about this possibility every day. But rather than constantly thinking about it and getting paranoid, there are things you can do to protect your children from opportunistic strangers online.

Simple web surfing and exchanges of personal messages with friends are common activities for many kids online these days – and “generally”, these things are safe. Generally safe if and only if you have talked to your child some rules of use. We teach our kids not to talk to strangers, the same goes with talking to strangers online.

Use Computer and Internet Monitoring Software

Chatting with strangers may feel different, and there’s no way to actually know the risk. However, the FBI warns that, kids who internet activity is not monitored by their parents or guardians are more likely to be exploited by online predators whom they met as friendly strangers online. This is why it is important to use computer and internet monitoring software. These software programs come with parental controls where you can set, filter and block specific sites and pages.

Put the Computer In Common House Areas

Rather than keeping the computer inside your kids’ bedroom, putt he computer in common areas in the house. This will discourage them and keep them from getting tempted in visiting adult sites and other prohibited pages where strangers can reach them easily.

Warn Your Child of the Danger

There are tons of shady individuals out there who pose as kids or teens online just to reach unsuspecting kids. Warn your child of the dangers of these risks and use some tangible examples you find in news and online news. Tell your child to never share his/her personal information online, especially house phone number, mobile number, home address, name of school, etc.