Internet safety ages 2-4May 3, 2020
Internet safety ages 8-10May 5, 2020
As they get older, children begin to develop trust and enjoy conversing and sharing ideas, which can make it easy to target them online. From 5 to 7 years old, children may be more capable at using a mouse, following commands and playing online games and apps. With this, they may become vulnerable to online marketers asking for personal info through registration forms, contests, and surveys.
A few practices to consider implementing:
- Enable ad-blockers. These use filter rules that know what to hide and block on websites your children visit.
- Talk to older siblings about ensuring younger siblings aren’t around if they’re participating in online activities or games intended for older youth.
- Begin a conversation about respecting privacy. Instruct children to not share information with anyone about themselves or the family without checking with you first.
- Games and apps for older children often have chat features, so start talking to them about the importance of treating others online with respect and kindness.
- Set a rule that your child may not interact with strangers online without your consent.