Our children grow up in a world where the internet is one of the comforts of our daily lives, such as television, books and movies. They do not see the internet world as a new technology like some of us.
In our children's lives, there has always been technology and the internet. Therefore, they do not approach their interaction online with due care. They see only a screen that reacts to their footsteps, ignoring the dangers in their navigation.
This does not mean that we should scare them. We do not want to cause stress every time we connect to the internet.
Children today use the internet throughout their lives. And as parents, we want them to surf the web with confidence and training in the ways of the digital world and knowing how to protect themselves.
Below we will see 7 safety tips for the safe navigation of our children:
- Avoid posting personal information online. This includes your full name, your home address, your email address and your phone number.
- Find out where the privacy settings are on each site you use and customize their top settings. Get into the practice of always doing this.
- Remember that everything you post online is there forever, so think twice before uploading photos and videos of yourself (or family or friends) or post comments you may regret later.
- Keep passwords secret from everyone except your parents. If someone asks you for your internet passwords, be sure not to give them away and let your parents know right away.
- Remember that not everyone says they are online. It is very easy to pretend to be someone else. For this reason, avoid making friends with strangers online and never plan to meet someone you do not know personally.
- Respect the views of others. Everyone has a right to their own views, including yours. Always be free to say what you believe, but do it in a polite way. The situation can get away very quickly.
- If you see or hear something on the internet that makes you feel uncomfortable, stop interacting and talk immediately with a trusted adult, whether it is your parent or someone in charge of the UN.
Control the digital life of your children in all aspects of their lives. Show him that this is an area to look out for, but he can easily tackle it with the right internet habits, smart choices and the right communication.