There are millions of parents that are worried about their children’s safety on the internet. Internet programmers and website owners are also concerned about your children being as safe and as healthy as possible. Keeping this in mind, they’re constantly attempting to make websites safer and more secure for children, and trying to protect them from possible Internet threats. In order to safeguard one’s kids, parents need to take an active role in internet monitoring.
Keep any computers in the house in easily accessible areas, where you can see what websites your child is visiting, while you are standing in the room. Internet monitoring lessens the chances of children visiting inappropriate sites. With less privacy children and teens are safer on the internet, even though they do not approve of this.
You can choose sites you feel are the most appropriate for your child to visit with programs. If they attempt to enter a site they are not allowed access to, then they will be prompted to enter a password. Without the correct password, they will be unable to enter the site. This leaves you in complete control over their Web browsing.
Remember to change your password frequently and make sure it is not something your child will be able to easily guess. Giving your children access only to sites which do not have a chat function can be most effective when trying to protect them from potential online predators.
Teach your child how to stay safe when they are online; it is the best way to protect them against the bad guys.