Internet safety? Yes the internet is both a wonderful and scary place for everyone. It is the fastest-growing technology known to man and rightly so. It is the base of other technologies. Many parents want their children to use the internet but with safety measures in place.
According to Our World In Data, in the year 2000, only 413 million persons worldwide used the internet. But by 2016, 3.4 billion persons. And it IS much higher now, especially since the pandemic. And more children use the internet in some places than adults.
Why should we look at internet safety for our little ones? Many of the things kids do these days are online. As an author, I encourage children to read my Kindle books so, they must have access to the internet but not without parental control for the following reasons:
The internet is an amazing technology that has changed the way we do things in modern times. It has made life so much easier and enjoyable to a large extent. But we are aware of the dark side of this technology.
Stay in control of the use of the internet in your home. Employ parental control software. Many anti virus softwares come with some parental contarol features, check with your provider so you know what you may already have or get something like the circle if you do not already have one.
Education is the key to safety. If we educate our children about the dangers, they will be alert when online and will use this tool, in the safest way possible. Internet safety is possible with the rigt measure in place. Stay safe online.
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