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Internet safety is a large topic, which covers many different areas of staying safe and secure while surfing the net. It doesn’t just apply to web searches, but can also refer to using other connected resources like email. Much of the focus in this topic is keeping kids safe while they use the Internet, but there are many tips for adults too.
Adults can practice Internet safety tactics in a number of ways. These can be broken down into tips.
Internet safety for children has similar recommendations and often involves parental supervision. Parents are the best firewall for their kids because even with some safety measures online, kids regularly get into trouble. Children need to know that like adults, their number one safety measure is to never give out personal information, i.e., name, address, general location, email, or telephone number.
There are other Internet safety tips for kids:
Parents can help kids observe Internet safety rules by keeping computers in a central location. Computers with access to the Internet don’t belong in bedrooms, where more adventurous kids can get to sites that are inappropriate.
Parents can also try the following to promote greater Internet safety for kids:
In all, the Internet can be a fantastic place to find information, to be entertained, and to play games. Observing some Internet safety protocol is wise. It helps to protect both adults and children when they’re online.
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