20% of children who access the internet have been sexually solicited. 25% has seen unwanted pornography. More than half of teens have received an email or instant message from a stranger and half of them have replied.
Internet is great, and you can find everything. But with great power comes great responsibility. Especially when the users are children, this power can easily be misused or being misguided by cyber stalkers, child molesters, inappropriate content, cyber bullies and more. At any moment of time, they might be lurking, and waiting for an opportunity to reach out to your children. And based on statistics, that happens a lot.
The risks that every Internet using child faces is discussed previously here and here.
What Parents Can Do To Reduce These Risks
We have compiled a list of 10 items that you can easily do to reduce your children's risks.
- Place computers in a common area of the house
- Learn more about computers and the internet
- Spend time online with your kids
- Set reasonable time and usage limits
- Enable SafeSearch on the browsers
- Keep them out of online chat rooms, and do your best to reinforce the old rule, "never talk to strangers"
- No personal information given out, and no "face-to-face" meetings
- NEVER let your child upload or download photos without your permission
- Discuss the dangers of the web with your child
- Check with your Internet Service Provider for any parental controls, blocking and filtering tools they may offer
How Net Filter Pro Can Help
Our browser extension provides the only Selective Content Filtering capability in the industry. Using our extension, end users will not have to block domains or urls, The online contents that include pornography, violence, hate speech, drug related or gun related contents will be filtered out, and safe content will still be presented to the user.
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