Thursday, October 9, 2008

Your Child and The Internet

Children are often trusting and naive. They are most likely to believe everything that is happening on the Internet around them to be true and genuine. Of course, we adults, know this not to be true and are a lot more suspicious. Here are some of the things that can happen to your child or possibly teenager on the Internet:

• Internet bullying is wide spread. Watch out for any signal of it as it is quite common, and your child might be affected. This can affect your child’s self-esteem.

• Child predators are present on the Internet. Do not allow your child to meet with anybody that he met on the Internet. There might be some exceptions, but it is better to be cautious.
• Your child might become a victim of online scams. Try to have access to any Internet interaction which could potentially involve money.

• Your child might be lied to on numerous occasions. I am sure that if you teach your child how to use the internet properly, it will be a safe place for him to be. The best thing that you can teach him is not to trust anybody too much on the net.

Hopefully, the above list will help you to react in time, and avoid some of the situations which may occur otherwise. You, as an adult, should also spend some time on the Internet in order to learn what potential dangers await your child.

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