When the web was in its infancy, the
internet was a non entity for kids. Yet, in the last few years,
television networks, advertisements, cartoon shows and especially
friends all encourage kids to go websites for web games, web stickers,
wallpaper and so on. With this explosion of the internet, here are some
Internet Safety Tips for Parents:
The best internet safety tips for parents
that I can give is to limit your child's use of a computer to a family
computer in the living room so you can always keep an eye on what they
Put a time limit on internet use just like a time limit for watching
Surf the internet with your kids. See what sites they usually go on and
what they have interest in.
Remind your children not to enter any personal information such as
their name, address, birthday, email etc on any website without your
permission. Try to get them to understand a person on the internet is
just like a "stranger" in real life.
Tell your child that if he/she feels like they're been threatened or
"hurt" on the internet, they should tell you immediately.
Make sure Internet Explorer history cache is set up. Go to Tools and
then Internet Options. A good internet safety tip for kids is to set
Internet Explorer to record the history of the websites that your child
has been visiting. A week later you can go view the history and see what
sites your kids have been visiting.
If the history is empty however and you know you set IE to record the
history, your kids might be deleting it to cover up their tracks.
If you are unable to supervise your kid's internet use or you worry
that your kid might be deleting the history, you need to set up a
separate and restricted internet account for your kids on the computer.
Then you can install a child friendly browser for your children such as
Buddy Browser. The separate and restricted accounts makes sure your
child will not be able to install or surf without your own settings.
By: John Liu
is a computer specialist.
Is your child surfing the internet using
Internet Explorer or deleting the
history files? If yes, they might not be
surfing in a safe environment of the
web! Learn how to fix these
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for easy to follow step by step
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using a completely safe and kid proof