When kids get to the age of being able to switch on and use a computer on their own, we parents need to start thinking about making sure they are safe online. It's all too easy for kids to stray onto inappropriate websites even after doing a seemingly harmless search.
It's a good idea to follow a simple set of guidelines when your kids are using the computer, especially when they're online. The list below isn't meant to be exhaustive, but it's a good starting point.
1) Keep the computer in a public room - not hidden away in kids bedrooms. That way you can see what they're doing.
2) Install an internet content filter ѕuсh аѕ Content Protect. This can help you prevent your children from coming into contact with іn appropriate content.
3) Set up a separate login for your children (or one for each), configuring security settings for your content filter for each login so it is appropriate to their age.
4) Talk to your kids about the risks and dangers online. Make them aware of how to stay safe online. Here are a few golden rules that you can talk through with them.
There are a number of great resources online that will help you ensure your kids can surf safely. A couple you mіght like to visit are www.safekids.com and www.getnetwise.org.