We all want to keep our children safe online. As children become increasing independence with their move to secondary or senior school, internet safety becomes an increasingly important issue. The benefit of using the internet can be hugely positive for teens and preteens and their move toward increasing online confidence often results in them spending more time online or gaming so here are some great hints and tips to help you do just that.
Put yourself and your maid in control
It’s important to keep your children safe online while not appearing to micromanage your children, which can encourage them to rebel. A lot of these suggestions can be put in place so that they kick in automatically, which is also very helpful if your maid is spending time at home alone with your children. Your housemaid may not be as up to speed with online threats and risk, so if you as an employer and parent you can ensure that the necessary controls are in place you will have less to worry about while you are out and about.
Inbuilt safety features
It is particularly interesting to see that lots of devices and providers have inbuilt internet security features that all you need to do is activate!
Speak to your kids
Make sure you and your maid encourage your child to discuss how they use the internet and show you what kind of things they do.
Online family contract
Discuss, agree and set boundaries with them on internet use, including how long they can use their devices for and when and where they are allowed to access them. Frequently families limit their use to public spaces, like the kitchen, so you and your maid can you’re your eye on what they are doing.
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