Technology and Children

I must confess the thought of my children having facebook
accounts when they are older terrifies me, the amount of inappropriate things
you see on there is crazy. As a child I
think I liked growing up without social media in my life and I hope my two
avoid it for as long as possible too. 
Although saying that my eldest did ask if he could start a blog
today! Children are getting more and
more Internet savvy but with it come obvious concerns and reservations from us

myvouchercodes did some research
into the impact of technology on children’s lives. I was very interested in this as although my two are still too
young presently there will be a time when they want to venture onto facebook
and possibly instagram, especially if all their friends are too. My worries seem to coincide with that of
other parents, mainly the fact they might see something unsuitable and be
exposed to online bullying. I think
children can be quite cruel at times, but social media amplifies that, gossip
spreads like wildfire, people do not think before they type (and that’s just
the adults!).

can be useful of course but it pays to have safeguards in place, make your
children aware of the dangers. The
NSPCC has a useful guide to online
with further suggestions, like adding parental controls to stop your
child seeing harmful content and making sure your child knows never to share
personal information.

two love game apps but I make sure I keep an eye on what they are up too. It pays to take an interest in their online
activity, monitoring it means you can step if something does not seem quite
right. I also like to supervise how
long they go online, some of the apps can be quite addictive and I do want them
to take breaks from the screen and spend time outdoors and playing with their
toys or board games.

Mark Pearson, founder of My Voucher
Codes said previous research found children quite naïve when spending time
online, so the best thing you can do is have the talk and agree rules about
what they can and cannot do when online. This article is
really useful it is about the advice professionals in the Internet
security world
gave their own children, like setting a strong secure
password and having decent anti virus software so ultimately you can have “web wise kids”.

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