Your kids are exposed to so many dangers when they are using the internet. You have to protect them from the dangers by giving them a set of rules that they need to follow. The rules are there not only to protect your kids but to also teach them to follow rules and to discipline them as well. Here are tips on how to protect your kids when they access the internet.
Not people my notice it but the location of the computer is already a key safety feature to our kids. When you place the computer in a hidden location or in their own room, chances are their curiosity will get the best of them and they try to access sites that are banned including online gaming and porn sites. When you place the computer in the middle of the house, you can easily check out the sites that your kids are accessing. Your kids will also have second thoughts in accessing banned sites with people walking around.
You have to establish a strong emotional connection with your kids. Keep your communication line open to them. They should immediately go to you when they see a disturbing image in the computer. They will also express what they feel to you every time they feel sad, they will feel happy, or if they have feel embarrassed. When they have no one to talk to, chances are they will immediately post what they feel in social media websites. When this becomes a habit, they are prone to bullying and identity thieves.