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The Need to Protect Your Kids Online
It is really dangerous to carelessly wander on the internet, whether an adult or a child. You will hear stories on the news about individuals who meet online and have those real life experiences with scary or deadly results. This is such an extreme situation and many of the kids out there are quite cautious enough that they must meet with people they don’t know. However, you must know that there are other dangerous like the kids getting exposed to pornography, violent images, extremist web pages, the sexual solicitation, identity theft, malicious content or distraction from their important activities such as doing their homework.
For sure, the internet is definitely an excellent resource which puts volumes of important knowledge with the use of the keyboard. The internet is able to keep those family and friends in touch and provides education and entertainment. Everyday, more information and services go online. Because of this, web safety is quite important to make sure and this is something which parents need to address. To formulate internet guidelines for the kids who are using the internet, you must know the dangers first. Here are the dangers that you must know about before you would speak with your kids and set those rules when it comes to the use of the computer and the internet.
Know that pornography is readily available on the internet. Not only with those paid sources but also the pop-ups, file sharing and the search engines. There are a lot of sites that people land on accidentally but with the misspelled search words or through those expired domain names. When parents are going to visit the sites, the cookies as well as the temporary files on the internet and other important data are saved in the computer and this is going to make it a lot easier for kids to reach such sites. The teens and the preteens can also look for these sites out of their curiosity and they end up watching those things that they shouldn’t like the violent sexual images and others.
Another common danger for those kids who go online is predation. The sexual predators would look for probable sexual contact or such exploitation with the use of the internet. Often, they are going to create such user profile that would hide who they are and they would start such casual chat conversations to get the kids’ trust. They would then start isolating the child and make them challenge their boundaries and they also manipulate their self-esteem and they would then talk about sexual topics. Also, they would share some pornographic materials to the child or send some items to the child’s home.