Many kids today use their own mobile phones for keeping in touch with family members, friends, and peers. Mobile phone use isn’t restricted to teenagers; even kids in grade school and middle school sometimes have their own phones. This is why it’s important for parents to teach their children the concept of safe mobile phone use.
Another important thing that you can do is to give your kids mobile phones that are actually designed for kid-friendly use. There are a lot of these phones on the market today, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one that matches your child’s needs. Consider getting your child one of these phones. Read the rest of this entry »
The Internet can provide many forms of entertainment both for adults and for kids. Numerous websites allow kids to watch videos, episodes of their favorite TV shows, and well-known children’s movies as well. One of the most popular online activities today among kids today is online gaming. In fact, some statistics reveal that majority of young Web surfers use the Internet for gaming purposes. Read the rest of this entry »
Online safety and the importance of preserving it are concepts that all kids must learn. This is why it’s vital for parents to teach their kids about safe Internet use and proper netiquette or Web decorum. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Kids’ behavior online can be difficult to control, so parents need all the help they can get.
One strategy that can be effective is to make the learning process more fun. Through this, kids become more open to learning about concepts of online safety. One of the best ways to help kids enjoy learning about these concepts is through activity cards. Read the rest of this entry »
The Web is a great tool for easy communication, and even kids these days can use the Web to communicate with their peers and meet new friends. Unfortunately, some people take advantage of the fact that kids use these chatrooms. Sometimes, there are Web users who want to use chatrooms to improperly interact with unknowing kids.
Fortunately, there are a lot of things you can do to protect your kids from these dangers. Keeping kids away from chatrooms may be futile, since chatting is one of the most popular Web activities among kids today. Read the rest of this entry »
The Web is evolving at such a quick rate these days that it’s becoming easier and easier for people to use it. Even kids these days can master basic Web activities such as email, online gaming, and social networking. However, this doesn’t mean that kids should be given free rein of Web use.
Unrestricted Web use can pose some threats to child safety or security, so it’s best if you set age-appropriate Web activities for your kids. Here’s a quick guide that you can use to set the right Web activities for kids of all ages. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s no denying that the Internet and mobile phones have made communication among individuals so much easier. Along with ease, the technology for these has also made communication so much more complex. These devices make it so easy for people to communicate in so many ways that boundaries can sometimes be unknowingly crossed.
So if your child uses a mobile phone to talk to his or her peers, you might want to keep an eye on exactly how he uses his mobile phone. Does he call them often or does he prefer texting? Whichever method he prefers, he needs to know that there are certain boundaries that need to be preserved. This is especially critical with the popularity of sexting nowadays. Read the rest of this entry »
Today, it’s not uncommon for many kids to have their own computers and mobile phones, especially when they’re in middle school or high school. Kids often use these devices to do their homework and projects and to communicate with peers and relatives as well. Unfortunately, even if your kids are careful with their Internet usage, these devices are still vulnerable to security threats.
To protect your child from the dangers of hacking and identity theft, here are some tips that you can advise for him or her. Make sure that your child listens to your advice so that his or her computer and mobile phone is sufficiently secured. Read the rest of this entry »
Due to the simplicity of using technology these days, even elementary students will probably find it easy to access the Internet and do some browsing on the Web. It also doesn’t help that kids these days learn more quickly than ever before, picking up new technology-related skills each day. This is why your kids should fully understand the importance of online safety.
Unfortunately, just repeatedly lecturing your kids about the danger of online predators and security threats may not be an effective way of teaching them how to keep safe online. Most kids tend to recall concepts and lessons when they’re presented in a fun, interactive way. If you’re having a difficult time teaching your young kids about online safety, try these kid-friendly Internet safety tutorials. Read the rest of this entry »