To educate is to show, teach, instruct, prepare, not hide or blot out. A good education builds trust and respect; otherwise, without guidance and clear boundaries, only suspicions are created in the familiar environment. In this case, I mean the access of children to Internet, an issue that worries many parents and, in many cases, we do not know how to control it because we have no references from our own childhood.
The education of children on the Internet
From birth, most children are controlled by their parents. They are instructed not to talk to strangers, and all that play, what they see on television, what they eat, is controlled. Like any other means of communication, the Internet is a tool that has its pros and cons, that is, good and bad. But it is inevitable that children don’t access the network. It is part of their social and educational development. The connection provides resources such as news, libraries, educational materials and educational value, and entertainment services and communications very useful for children, without them having to travel. It is very comfortable, but often this convenience comes with a bill.
All this virtual, immediate and fascinating world can lead to the compulsive, nervous, and addicted child if there are no limits and adult supervision. In addition, no access cannot underestimate children to do anything. In the network, you can also find unsuitable content and graphic materials for children such as sex, violence, drugs … It is, therefore, necessary that we teach our children about these dangers and limit their access somehow.
Tips to control the use of children Internet
Good use of the Internet can be achieved through some good advice. Here are a few:
1- The computer must be in an area shared by the family.
2- Schedules should be established for computer and Internet use. You can use advanced parental control apps for making your kids follow the schedules.
3- Share some activity in the network with children.
4- Teach children to protect their passwords.
5- Stimulate the critical spirit and intuition of children.
6- Convince your children that they should not express their private information over the internet.
7- Check their browsing history frequently. For that you can take assistance of web monitoring software such as FamilyTime that lets you monitor:
- Check the web-browsing history with the date and time stamps.
- Track the number of visits paid to a specific website
- View bookmarks and favorites
- Monitor the apps installed on their devices
- Blacklist unwanted apps
- Remotely lock their devices
- Advise your child not to accept contacts or answer emails from people they do not know, however, pleasant they may seem.
10- Report any suspicious situation.