Parents' Survival Guide To Online Safety



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Our children’s world is a fast moving theatre of information, entertainment, virtual relationships, and out-of-the box concepts that were unheard of just forty years ago. The internet and the prevalence of convenient, portable gadgets are a boon to modern civilization; but, their dark side hosts online predators, thieving hackers, and morbidly dangerous information.

A parent must make sure his or her child fully understands why rules regarding internet use must be followed and how specifically online predators can compromise one’s safety. This is the reason for which it is a parental obligation today to learn much about how the digital world operates, how kids use it, their lingo, and everything else pertaining to digital socialization.

INTERNET SAFETY FACTS PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

The internet is such a part of our everyday lives now. In fact, we probably don’t even give it second thought. If you want the answer to something, just google it. How convenient!

Your children’s generation is the first to grow up with this advanced access. It’s no surprise if they know more about digital trends than we do, but parents have the duty to stay aware.

Children as young as 7 years old today have their own smartphones and about 90% say they’ve had access to the internet since the age of 9 or younger. How do we really know what our children are doing online?

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