Did you know that children are 50 times more susceptible to being victims of identity fraud? In fact, 10% of children under the age of eighteen have already had their identities stolen at some point.
In order to properly childproof your Internet, you should start by educating your kids to stay away from violent hate sites or pornography. Teach them to never share personal information, passwords or photos and to always ask you before installing any new software. And importantly implore them to never chat or meet with someone they don’t know. You can also use parental controls via your Internet Service provider or anti-virus software to block access to trouble areas online. And regulate the time your children spend online while monitoring their Internet usage to make sure their experience is always an enjoyable and safe one! Sure you might end up becoming the parental version of the NSA, but is anything more important than your children’s safety?
What steps have you taken to protect your kids from the big bad Internet?