The Internet has become an integral part of our lives, of adults and children. The Internet has revolutionized people’s lives by providing an infinite amount of information, knowledge and entertainment content for both adults and children.
However, there are a number of potential risks that endanger the privacy and security of its users, especially the privacy and security of children, adolescents and their families. In the digital age, every child is just a click away from the shameful pornography, predators, and new threats – cyber violence and ‘sexuality threats’ – that are also spreading big bug in the Online world. No child is immune to these online dangers.
Parents, educators and other adults are the first line of defense against online threats. Unfortunately, many parents are uninformed or lack the knowledge to deal with online security issues and need reliable outside help.
The naivety, inexperience and pure sincerity of children can lead them to take risks online.
Some of the signs that your child may be at risk online are:
- Your child quickly changes or turns off the computer monitor as you approach.
- Your child becomes withdrawn from the family
- Your child spends large amounts of time online, especially at night.
- Your child receives calls from strangers, or calls, sometimes over long distances, to numbers you do not know.
- You find pornography on your child’s computer.
- Your child receives emails, gifts, or packages from someone you do not know.
- Your child is using an online account that belongs to someone else.