4 Commandments For Kids Online
In order to avoid falling victim to internet induced crimes, I have compiled the Four Commandments for Kids Online:
Set clear rules about internet-linked devices - Parents should determine how much non-school time can be spent on the internet and social media.
Keep internet-linked devices located in a family area - A recent study showed that 25% of teens reported their parents know little or nothing about what they do online. This can often be a result of children having a device in their rooms.
Install an internet filter - Whether the child is seeking out explicit information themselves or it pops up on their screen without warning, the potential for trouble is too high.
Open up the lines of communication between parents and their internet-savvy children - This way parents are involved in their child’s online life and children are more likely to come to their parents when something doesn’t feel right.