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Tips to Protect Child Online Activity

Last Updated on: Jul 21, 2014 11:01 PM
  • Create a family e-mail address for signing up for online games.
  • If anything bad happens while playing online games, tell your child to take a screen shot using the "print screen" button on the keyboard of those displayed things on the screen and report it to the concerned web site ad use the screen shot as evidence.  
  • Use antivirus and antispyware programs.
  • Be cautious about opening files attached to e-mail messages or instant messages and tell the same to children.
  • Teach children to verify the authenticity and security of downloaded files and new software.
  • Make sure you configure your web browsers securely.
  • Use a firewall.
  • Set up your user account and assign strong password.
  • Set time limits for children.
  • Avoid downloading software and games from unknown websites and teach the same to children.
  • Tell children and beware of clicking links, images and pop ups in the web sites as they may contain a virus and harm the computer.
  • Avoid giving personal information over the Internet while downloading.
  • Some free games may contain a virus, so be cautious and refer  while downloading them.
  • Create and use strong passwords.
  • Patch and update your application software.
  • Establish rules for online use with children.
  • Monitor what your children plan to post before they post it.
  • Evaluate Blogging Service and their features like a password protected secured blogs etc.
  • Review your children blogs regularly.
  • Guide them with other positive example such as reference to the students who are posting their related information.
  • Monitor child online activity.

 

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