This is mainly for those of you with children. When was the last time you took a look at his or her internet activity?
This goes for grandparents and teachers as well. Do they have their own cell phone, tablet, or computer? Do you check to see what they’re viewing?
As great and convenient as the internet can be, it can also be a great and convenient way for children to access things they shouldn’t be accessing. Additionally, it’s a great and convenient way for sick-minded people to access your children.
It is imperative for adults to monitor what children are doing online with their electronic devices, and that includes gaming devices that are capable of operating over the internet.
Your child’s privacy from predators is more important than their privacy from their own parents. Know your child’s passwords. If they know you are likely to check their activity, that might deter them from going onto sites they shouldn’t be on.
Check their phones and see what apps they use. Then, do some research on those apps, and how vulnerable the apps are to predators.
Be sure to check the search history to see what kind of websites they’re going to. See what they’re searching. Some kids might think they’re being smart by deleting their web history, but if you do a little research, you’ll discover ways to find their history even if it has been deleted.
Technology is ever-changing, and parents need to stay informed and vigilant to protect their children.