Updated: Dec 30, 2022
The internet is a great place to find information, but it can also be a dangerous place with many risks for children
Cyberbullying: Cyberbullying is any form of bullying that happens through the use of technology, such as social media or texting. Kids are often bullied on their phones and tablets by sending mean messages or posting embarrassing pictures on social media. Cyberbullying can even happen when kids are playing games online with other players.
Child Safety Online: Children should never give out their address, phone number, or last name online. They should also avoid talking about where they live and what school they attend. And finally, children should not post pictures of themselves without clothing on or without their face covered up in any way (even if it’s just their
Strategies for Parental Control
Parental control software and parental control apps are the most popular ways for parents to monitor their children’s online activities. There are many different software and apps available in the market to meet the needs of different parents. Parents need to find a solution that suits their needs, which can be difficult if they don’t know what features they should look for.
Here are some tips for choosing parental control software or apps:
Find an app or software that is easy to use and doesn't require too much setup time.
Look for an app that has a web browser extension or plugin so you can have more visibility over your child's activity on all devices.
Consider whether you want an app with a timer, which allows you to set time limits
Some software suggestions: (no affiliations*)
Bark - https://www.bark.us/
Qustodio - https://www.qustodio.com/en/
Net Nanny - https://www.netnanny.com/
Monitoring Kids Activities on Social Platforms
Social media has become a huge part of our lives. It is not only for adults, but for kids as well. Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are used by kids to stay connected with their friends and family members. But with every good thing comes a bad side. Kids are at risk of cyberbullying, online predators or even worse - sexual abuse.
There are many social platform monitoring software available in the market that can help parents monitor their kids activities on social media platforms. These software offer features like tracking messages, profile views, posts and more. Parents can also set up alerts to be notified about any unusual activity on the account or if the account is hacked in any way.
It is important to make sure that your child is safe when they are on the internet. Here are some tips on how you can keep them safe and happy while they explore social media.
Monitor their social media usage
Set age appropriate limits for what they can see
Let them know the dangers of meeting strangers online
Teach them about cyberbullying and how to avoid it
Wrapping it up
Remember you are the parent, you are in charge and you are not alone in dealing with technology. BITS is here for help and other parents have great ideas of their own. Do what works for your family and your situation - here we have suggestions to get you started.