How to Keep the Internet Child Friendly

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The internet has done a fine job of ruling the 21 century so far. There are hundreds and thousands of devices that can connect to the web. As wonderful and useful as the web can be, it can also be a pretty dark and damaging place. These dark places on the web aren’t exactly hard to stumble onto either. Oftentimes a simple random click can present to you an image that you won’t soon forget. Here is how you can make the internet a more secure place for your child.

 

  • Check History – If you suspect your kids might be looking at something dirty on the internet, check their search history. This way you can get an idea of where your kid is at when he is online. If the history has be erased or set to private, ask your child why he has done this. Is he trying to hide something for you? Checking the history is quite an easy task.
  • Passwords – Don’t let their internet life be kept a secret. Demand that they give you all their passwords for every social media site they are on. This way you can check all their post, see who they are friends with and keep tabs on the material that comes up on their wall.
  • Limit Your Child’s Internet Time – The less time your child has on the internet, the less likely they are to stumble onto anything too bad. They even have screen time trackers that can keep your child on a set a limit.
  • Monitoring Software – Luckily there is a good amount of monitoring software available which will assure that your kids can’t access certain sites. These will leave much of the internet in the dark for them. These sites will also record their search histories so you can check to see if they were trying to look at anything bad.

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