You should take the initiative of protecting your children from any unforeseen danger. This application is put into action mostly when the children have began to use the internet as their source of information. There is a lot o information that is in the internet that your kids should not be familiar with yet. In as much as the internet is a danger zone for your kids, it is also very useful to them because they use it as a platform where they do their research on their assignments and they get all there entertainment like music video on the same platform. This is the reason why you need to equip yourself with online literacy so that you can ensure that your children are safe from the internet.
One of the best strategies is educating your children on pro and cons of using the internet. You should teach them about basic guidelines whenever they are making any kind of interactions on the internet. They should be aware of the reason why they should not give out any personal information like their names, personal photographs, home address, passwords or email address to anyone without your permission. Educate them of the dangers of doing any reading or replaying to any email that is from someone that they dont know. They should learn the consequences of posting of any hateful words or bullying anyone by sending it through an email, social media or a text message. If you set this guidelines as set rules in the house, your kids are bound to rebel from them but if you teach them as a parent who has concern over her children, the children will be willing to grasp every detail and follow it till the end.
Even though you have given your children the freedom to access the internet you will find instances where there is inappropriate content that will display on the screen when you want to use the internet yourself. It is important to active all parental controls on all the devices in the house and on all internet platforms that you have on your devises. You will block all the negative content from being accessed by your children whenever they use the internet. When you use internet controls, you will be blocking all pornography and all the other content that is usually objectionable according to the internet service provider. When you go to the browser you can activate this by going to the settings of the browser, click on the internet options, then go to the parental controls and safe search. You can take a much further step by purchasing a software or parental control from a trusted vendor. It might be hard to use it at first but it is the most effective way of blocking out all the unwanted content and it also monitors all the usage of the internet.