- Parent Category: Safety
- Published: 20 August 2014
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Protect Your Child From Internet Crimes
Educate your child on following things for internet usage
- Watch what your child is watching on internet.
- Guide your child not to give any personal information such as my address, school name, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number without your permission.
- Guide your child not to share any information about your vacations or outdoor movements like when, where or how.
- Educate your child to never meet any person you first “met” on the internet. If someone asks to meet, they should inform you or guardian right away. Some people may not be who they pretend they are. Cybermolesters pretend to be children and try to be the best friend of your kids.
- Teach your child about sexual victimization. Ask them to share with you if they come across something that is weird and makes them uncomfortable.
- Guide your child to share with you before posting pictures of themselves or others online.
- Ask them not to respond any messages that are uncomfortable. Bad intention people will often send photographs or visuals to children as part of a development process to gain trust, which may be pornographic or has child pornography.
- Teach them not to share passwords with friends.
- Guide them to check with you before downloading or installing any software or app on computer and mobiles as they can endanger family privacy.
- Educate the child not to hurt other people or go against law.
Tips for Parents
- Place your computer in a common area of the house where you can watch what your child is doing.
- Parents should be well aware about use computers and the internet.
- Do not allow your child to go into private chat rooms, especially when you are not present.
- Know your child's passwords.
- Go for filtering option for internet, most ISP's have parental controls . You can also install other filtering and monitoring software programs that can be purchased separately.
- Do not ignore changes in your child's behaviors that may indicate they are being victimized.
- Checkout computer temp history, internet history or cache files, to keep a check on what they have been doing online.
- Also check the recycle bin or deleted files to see what's been erased.
- Read all chat histories and mails your child has been using.