It is the most important priority for most parents to ensure that their kids are protected from any unforeseen trouble. This is especially so when I t comes to the internet. This is where danger multiplies at a very fast rate. You cannot prevent them from using the internet because this is the resource for their homework and also for their own entertainment. You need to avoid this dilemma by having the right knowledge on ways of protecting your children from the internet.
Having an open conversation with your children is a nice way to start. Whenever they are busy socializing in the social platform they should already know all the basic guidelines that they should always keep in mind. They should be aware of the reason why they should not give out any personal information like their names, personal photographs, home address, passwords or email address to anyone without your permission. Educate them of the dangers of doing any reading or replaying to any email that is from someone that they dont know. They should learn the consequences of posting of any hateful words or bullying anyone by sending it through an email, social media or a text message. If you set this guidelines as set rules in the house, your kids are bound to rebel from them but if you teach them as a parent who has concern over her children, the children will be willing to grasp every detail and follow it till the end.
Even though you have given your children the freedom to access the internet you will find instances where there is inappropriate content that will display on the screen when you want to use the internet yourself. If his is the case then you should activate all the parental control on all the devices and internet platforms. This is the only way you can be assured that your children are being protected from any negative content that is displayed on various platforms in the internet. When you use internet controls, you will be blocking all pornography and all the other content that is usually objectionable according to the internet service provider. The steps of activating parental control on the browser would be if you go to the settings of the browser, click on the internet options, then go to the parental controls and safe search. You can take a much further step by purchasing a software or parental control from a trusted vendor. When you use this software, you will be in a position to monitor all the activities done in the internet, set boundaries on which content they should use, and have a secret password only you know.