KidGuard Publishing Team
Non-fiction, Lifestyle, Parenting, Children
About the Book
KidGuard Publishing’s latest parenting guide brings parents closer to the impenetrable world that their kids dwell in; the ‘invisible’ realm of cell phones. This guide cuts to the chase, bringing together concise tips and informative explanations that allows parents to actualize their child’s online safety realistically.
7 ONLINE SAFETY REMINDERS FOR YOUR CHILD: GPS LOCATIONS, PRIVACY SETTINGS, AND MORE
No parent wants their child’s safety to be comprised online or in any other way. Between hackers, online predators, cyberbullying and other web safety issues, it is more important now than ever to remind your kids to stay safe online. It can also be hard if you don’t know what steps to take to make sure they increase their internet security.
Compiled for you is a list of the most important things you should be asking your kids to do to improve their safety and your sanity. These topics are relevant for kids of all ages who have access to the internet.
“Once you post something online, you can’t take it back”
Have a regular conversation with you kids about how once they post something, whether it is a photo, video, or statement that it will live on the internet forever.
Expand on the conversation by explaining that many employers and college recruiters often check out social media platforms like Facebook to see how professional a candidate is.
Remind your child to only post content online that won’t damage their reputation; you can always tell them something along the lines, “don’t be posting anything you wouldn’t want me to see or read.”
They may take it more seriously if you explain that just because they remove something they post online doesn’t mean that somebody else hasn’t already made a copy or posted it somewhere else.
“Make sure your privacy settings allow only close friends and family to see your information”
Check-in with your kids to make sure their privacy settings are set on all social media accounts so that only close friends and family members can see their information and what they post. While privacy settings can’t guarantee safety online, they are a great start. If they aren’t sure how, have them check out the account settings section of any platforms they use.
“Have you changed your password lately and is it easy to guess?”
To avoid having any of your child’s online accounts hacked, make sure that they are changing their password regularly and choosing passwords that are not easy to guess. Tell them to choose something that is easy for them to remember, but doesn’t use any of their personal information. Explain that similar to their locker number, passwords are private and should not be shared with anyone.
Visit https://www.kidguard.com/cell-phone-monitoring-and-gps-tracking/ for a taste of what is to come and buy it now on Amazon! We welcome your reviews!