Net Nanny Software Review - The difference and the danger
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The Internet is completely interactive and much of that interaction can take place with total strangers. Websites allow any user, anywhere and at anytime to access information that may be inaccurate, misleading and inappropriate for children. Furthermore, the Internet has no restrictions on advertising to children, and though it may feel like it, chatting online is not always anonymous.
Chances are your children know more about the Internet and how it works than you do. Thankfully itís never too late to learn, and having your child engage you in what they do online will not only give you insight as to how they spend their time on the Internet, but it will also help you understand how best to monitor their use.
There are a number of easy ways you can keep an eye on what your children do online.Expertssuggest keeping your computer in the family room or another common area that is popular in your home. Communication, as always, is key. When your child is old enough to begin using the Internet itís important that a discussion be had about the dangers of the Internet, with importance being placed on telling your child not to give out any personal information or talk to strangers online.
A parentís number one goal in terms of their children and the Internet should be keeping their child safe from inappropriate content and Internet predators. Make sure your child understands that the second they encounter anything online that makes them uncomfortable, itís absolutely necessary they tell a trusted adult immediately.
If you take the time to establish an atmosphere of trust and understanding, your child should have no problem being able to come to you to discuss any uncomfortable experiences they may encounter while surfing the web.
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