How can parents have better knowledge of Internet Safety than their children?
It's Safer Internet Day! but are you concerned about your child being exposed to inappropriate Internet content? Over the last year more than 75 per cent of parents bought their children an electronic device with Internet access, but only 45 per cent actually use parental controls to protect them. How can you make sure your connected kids are kept safe online? Where can parents learn about e-Safety?
1 expert has answered
I like NetFamilyNews.org for basic, ongoing information. Parents can also read sites like PCWorld.com and Lifehacker.com. But the best way to keep kids safe online is to monitor their usage and teach them good Internet habits from the get go. Never click on attachments, even from folks they know. How to surf/search appropriately. And healthy media consumption habits, as well. Finally, parents need to keep the lines of communication open so that if their kids do stumble onto something questionable, the kids feel safe enough to go to their parents with their questions. This means regular dinner times together as a family, not freaking out when the kid comes up with something inappropriate and just being able to listen and correct without condemning.