In this article, we will address questions about the importance of parents being aware of their children’s online behavior
Before the advent of the internet, our communication was limited to our social group close to family, school, work, neighborhood, and apartments. Today, however, we easily communicate with people from all over the world in a fast and accessible manner. However, like any powerful tool, the shape used ends up dictating whether its effect will be positive or negative. Therefore, this leads us to pay double attention to the behavior of children on the Internet.
All of these concerns are based on real and serious problems. Cyberbullying is a serious problem that affects both victims and abusers, who do not understand that their false identities can be easily broken.
However, not all children are informed or able to recognize the risks that exist when using the Internet. Therefore, it is the duty of the family to teach them the best way to behave both in the social network and in society in general. Hence, we have put together some tips to help you in this essential stage of your child’s digital education:
Therefore, a child cannot be taught what is wrong if you do not know what he is doing. Thus, maintaining a relationship of trust, security, and honesty, without judgment or aggression, is the best way to become aware of what is happening with the child. Plus, it will make her listen to you because she is more certain of your intent to help.
The Internet is nothing more than an extension of society. Therefore, the activities performed in it are nothing but an exact copy of what can be done or done on a daily basis. Just as bullying occurs in school, it is also practiced on the Internet and this includes the example given to children at home.
Therefore, if at home you end up using swearing, being aggressive, and disrespecting others, your child will repeat your attitude by example. The same goes for other situations on the web, such as posting pictures in ill-fitting clothes or exposing yourself too much.
Therefore, teach your child from an early age the importance of behaving correctly on the Internet and not only in “real life”. Show him that these attitudes are wrong with your own actions. So be an example.
Parental control is a very important way to not only filter what your child has access to, but be aware of what he is talking about and with whom he is talking. Although it is not the ideal method because it breaks your sense of privacy, it is still necessary and should be used.
Many parental controls not only restrict access to certain content but also provide parents with a complete report on mobile device activities. In this way, it always keeps you up to date with your child’s virtual routine.
Just as real-world actions have consequences, so do web activities. Not only can a free and unsupervised child access inappropriate content, but they can also end up harming others if they are not educated about the consequences of their actions.
There is an idea among many young people, even adults, that they can remain anonymous on the Internet. This is a misconception that can lead to dire consequences. There is no anonymity, as internet activities are usually logged for a long time.
Therefore, the best is to teach the child, from an early age, to behave appropriately so that he does not end up harming himself or others.
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