As my children enter school, they use computers more and more. It worries me that there are dangers in using the internet. I am not talking about catching a virus but the new growing problems of cyber-bullying and engaging in conversations with inappropriate people and content.
How do we keep our children safe? How can we be a watch dog and still give them the skills that are needed to survive in this technological age? My kids are still pretty young at 4 and 6 but you hand them cell phones/iPad/Computer... they already know how to play their favorite games and navigate through to the stuff they want.
It is impossible NOT to let them learn about technology. It would give them a disadvantage over the other kids in school and ultimately the work place. We monitor our children's play closely but even we have found them buying products on their games because it is so easy to click "buy".
What else do they do or can they do? Who are they talking to?
I keep wondering how to keep my kids safe online... I would like to say I never leave them alone with the phone while driving but that is just not true. It go me thinking... at what age should I start worrying?
Along with the email was a link that gives you a quiz on how safe your child really is... It is an eye opener!
- Is Your Child Internet-Ready? QUIZ - Have you talked with your kids about online safety? Take the quiz to find out if your child is Internet-ready!
- Comic Book Videos - Watch all four comic book stories as a family to discuss real situations that may occur when your kids go online.
- DOWNLOAD the FREE eBook - Our kids have never known a world without the Internet. But that doesn’t mean they know how to behave online. Download the free eBook and start a conversation with your kids.
- Check out the free Blog App, take the quiz and ask yourself how ready you are. Watch the videos and get ideas on how you can talk to your kids and make them the safest they can be while still giving them the freedom to learn.
Everyone loves a giveaway. I was given a copy of The Lorax DVD/Blu-Ray to give away to my readers. You can take the chance to unwind and relax with the movie and during that time, ask your children about what they know about the internet. What sites they look at. Take every opportunity to protect your child from cyber-bullying and the other hazards of the Internet.
Enter the giveaway below.