They use it to be in touch with friends. But it is important to keep your child safe from the side effects of online. Accessing Internet has lots of benefits for the children if they use it properly but if not then there are also lots of drawbacks. So first of all you as a parent must aware about the risks of using Internet. The threat of computer viruses, malware, children are also not actually vulnerable to grooming and cyber bullying. There are some tips that are discussed below to ensure the younger member of your family to be stay safe and secure online.
The risks and dangers should be discussed
If your children are become older and they can use Internet and know how to access it, then they are old enough to have a conversation about the risks of using it. It is not needed to scare them, only try to understand them about the danger of accessing Internet. A conversation about the access of the Internet means that all the family members will get a healthy environment and attitude to use it.
There are number of benefits if you set some boundaries of using the Internet and the technology. The limitations should be set up for the very young age kid on the use of social media. There should be also restrictions on communication with friends. When your child gets older you should give more freedom but there must be limitations also. During mealtime the use of tablets, smart phones, and other types of technologies should be restricted.