10 Tips To Make Children Use Internet Properly!

| July 12, 2016 | 14 Comments

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.


10 Tips to make Children Use Internet Properly!


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
  1. 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.

Do you have any tips that you would like to share?

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Totally necessary to monitor your children on the internet. My only tips are to be around and watch.

  2. Cheryl MacPhail says:

    Thanks for the tips. Such a scary world out there best to monitor for sure.

  3. Lynda Cook says:

    All great tips!! I monitored my girls when they were younger and they had a set time to go on, they weren’t happy but at least I knew what they were doing and what not!!

  4. CL Chin says:

    I’d probably tell them it’s mainly for their school studies and research and leisure time on the computer should be kept to a minimum.

  5. Laurie P says:

    Great tips! My kiddo can only use the computer that is located in the living room….then there is always one of us looking at what’s going on!

  6. AD says:

    As someone who has worked with abused and in some cases trafficked children, the one thing I have learned is to be perfectly honest with children about the dangers of the internet. Honesty, in the capacity that a child is able to understand at their intellectual and emotional level, but be frank and honest about the dangers; knowledge is power and kids will make better choices if yes, we scare them and a little into understanding the real dangers out there and how the internet is used as a tool by the myriad types of “bad guys” out there. Great tips above.

  7. Kristi says:

    These are great tips for any parent considering the nature of the internet.

  8. Judy Cowan says:

    Good tips for the entire family to know and abide by.

  9. sarah alexis says:

    It sure is scary these days! I have an 8 year old and a 15 year old and wow… it’s super important to teach them how to surf safely!!!!!

  10. Julie says:

    Great tips, it’s a scary world out there and I want to be as prepared as I can be in order to protect my children.

  11. Eve Barnett says:

    Great article I will be sharing this on Twitter

    Personally I do believe in privacy however that starts after kids have developed enough understanding of good and bad.

    Personally I simply keep an eye on their internet activity without indulging too much into personal matter using device called Wouter (router), however I have heard good reviews about Circle with Disney as well especially for these things

  12. Mary says:

    My kid had serious problems with screen time. Hard times for our family… He became addicted and nervous. However, we managed to find a way out. My colleague suggest me using an app which allows setting time limits (https://kidslox.com/). This is unbelievable but it worked. Initially, he screamed when he saw that the apps were blocked.. However, we talked to him many times and explained why we started using the app. Step-by-step, we managed to solve this problem. He became more patient

    • Lyne says:

      Thanks for sharing Mary! We will be reviewing Kidslox.com soon and be giving away a yearly subscription. Stay tuned!

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