How to protect my children from virtual danger?

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asked Sep 11, 2019 in Internet by Mince (370 points)
What methods of teaching did you use in this case? And which parental control software can you recommend me?

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answered Sep 11, 2019 by MrMoonPie (10,690 points)
When kids use the internet make sure to speak with them about the dangers of talking to strangers on the internet.

Advise them to never give out personal details such as home address, full name, the school they go too etc.

The kid should never meet up with a stranger they met on the internet either even though the person may be legit you just never know who is actually hiding behind the screen and keyboard on the internet.

Limit the amount of time the child spends on the internet and set a timer for when they have to get off as well.

I only let my kids have a computer in their room when they reached 13 years old and any younger than they had to use the computer in the living room or be on the laptop in front of us so we could keep an eye on what they were doing.

We also disabled web cams on their computers until they reached age 13 so that they could not try and do web cam chats with strangers.

For parental control software I would recommend https://www.covenanteyes.com or netnanny and both of those are good parental control software that we used.
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answered Sep 19, 2019 by Kivan (380 points)

I agree with previous reply, your main methods will be teaching and controlling your children virtual activity till their teen years. Limit general amount of time which your child spends with any gadget which has the net connection. Don't leave your children alone with gadgets for a long time too. Explain to them which dangers the net can have and how to use it wisely, for example never publishing your personal information and photos on random websites. And yeah, various parental control software will be very helpful for you too, for example you can use Family Shield, Keyboard Tracer https://keyboardtracer.com/keyboard-tracer-keeping-tabs-keyboard-strokes/ , NetNanny, Qustodio, Social Shield and so on.

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