Internet has brought the entire world at our doorstep with utmost convenience, though it has its seamy side too. Kids are the most vulnerable to stray into it. Adult content, questionable characters, gambling groups, hate groups and multiple misinformation flourish online. In order to preserve the best of online activities for the kids and avoid any miscreant in emotional well-being, it is very important to train them.
Proper communication with the children is the first and foremost thing to keep them digitally safe. There should be a complete set of rules on how to maintain your online behavior. At the same time, the parent should be a role model with his/ her own Internet habits, since the kid is likely to imitate parent behavior.
There are some basic rules applicable to keep the kids safe online.
Limit usage: The child should be permitted to have fixed online time (for example, 30 minutes in the evening) to play games, visit social networking sites or watch favorite channels. However, there should be a rule of family time (like dinner time).
Step into the cyber world: Parents need to involve in every online activity of the kids to both monitor and their behavior just to ensure that they are working safe. Loitering somewhere in and around the room can help the parents to keep an eye on the computer screen frequently.
Teach them privacy protection: Since the kids would never understand the consequences of revealing personal information online, it is the parents who should make sure that they are aware of the below security measures:
- It is very essential for them to learn that revealing personal information like name, phone number, e-mail address, password, home address, school address, school name or photos without adult permission.
- The kids should never open e-mails from unknown senders.
- They should not react to any suspicious/ disturbing messages
- They should not get together with someone whom they met online on any unusual circumstances.
Install eScan Parental Control: eScan’s Parental Control feature from SOHO range of products uses highly advanced algorithms to block the access of restricted websites, based on multiple categories. This feature is extremely beneficial for parents because it prevents kids from accessing unwanted websites containing inappropriate or adult content. It also allows the users to create different types of profiles for different users. Each profile can have different access rights and web access controls.
Web protection: eScan’s Web Protection uses highly advanced algorithms to block access to objectionable websites, based on the occurrence of specific words or phrases on the site and to block web sites containing pornographic or offensive material. This feature is extremely beneficial for parents because it prevents kids from accessing websites containing vulgar or restricted content.
Time restrictions: With time restrictions the parents can create limitations to their children from accessing inappropriate websites and download any suspicious content that can contain malware and even keep an eye on the time/ date of the accessed sites.
Thus, giving the children a safe online experience can be done with eScan Total Security Suite or Internet Security Suite for Home and Small Office range of products that monitors your child’s online activity. It efficiently blocks inappropriate content, ensuring complete protection for the entire family from cyber criminals.