The internet has changed the world in a variety of ways positively but there are negative aspects as well. The internet gives predators and criminals access to you that otherwise they would have had to come face to face with you or your children. Keeping the entire family safe online is important as family safety should be priority to any parent. The following are ways to keep your kids and family safe online.
Do Phone and Computer Checks
The inclination to look at things that you should not as a child or teen can be too much if they know their phone or computer will not be checked. Check the history on the phone or put a block on certain sites or a program that sends you the sites that were accessed that day. Phone checks are important as well as you do not want your child sending things that are explicit to boyfriends or someone posing to be a person of a certain age.
Keep Credit Cards Out Of Sight Of Children
One tactic that people use on the internet is telling children to give out credit card information. This could be from a predator blackmailing your child or a child being naive. Keep your children off of chat websites and monitor their social media accounts making sure only people of their age are following them or friends with them.
Educate Your Children On Safe Browsing
The best thing that you can do is sit down with your entire family to go over safe ways to browse the internet. Let them know that they should do regular virus scans on their devices as the last thing anyone wants is personal information hacked as we input more than we realize onto our mobile devices. This is time well spent when educating the family as it could help you all avoid a huge headache in the future.