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05/02/2020
You should manage your child's internet usage, so you can guarantee they remain safe online. For tips on the matter, continue reading this post that The Tutoring Center, Frisco TX has prepared for you.

In this day and age, you can't really live a normal life without using the internet. It's such a part of our lives, that it has become an absolute necessity. In this panorama, you can't expect your child to never use the internet. A prohibition like this one can affect every aspect of their life, including their social and academic life. The better approach would be to be proactive and learn to manage your child's internet usage. This way, they can navigate the world wide web in a safer manner. To learn tips on how to go about this situation, continue reading the post below.

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How to Manage Your Young Child's Relationship With the Internet

Enable Parental Controls

If you want to make sure your child will remain safe while they cruise the web you need to, first and foremost, enable the parental controls available to you. In some cases, your internet provider will have plans that you can sign up for. You can also activate them on your phone or tablet, and even on your browser. These parental controls will allow you to restrict certain content from being accessed. If you enable them, you will be protecting your child from certain corners of the internet that they shouldn't be navigating through.

Establish Rules Regarding the Internet

It's important that you establish certain rules regarding your child's use of the internet. This way, you can control when they access the world wide web, what they do in it, and how long they get to stay connected. A few examples of rules you may want to set are:
  • they're not allowed to use the internet until they are done with all of their homework and household chores, so it doesn't become a distraction.
  • they're only allowed to use the internet for one or two hours a day.
  • they aren't allowed to use social media or access certain type of content.
Establishing rules similar to these and even establishing consequences for when these are not followed, will give you more control on your child's relationship to the internet.

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Monitor What Your Child is Seeing and Doing

Yes, you enabled the parental controls in your devices, browsers, and more. Then, you set up rules to have more control of your child's internet usage. Still, it's absolutely imperative that you monitor what your child does and sees when they're navigating the web. This is because you never know what they can find in there and in some cases, how they can go around the controls you set up. It's important that you keep an eye out on their browsing history, so you're aware of the content they're consuming and address any issues that may arise because of it.

Teach Them Appropriate Online Behavior

Last but not least, you should teach your child appropriate online behavior so they can remain as safe as possible when they're on the internet. Teach them what they can and can't do so they can have healthy interactions when they're using the internet. A few things to keep in mind would be:
  • teach them not to share any pictures or personal information (on their social media accounts, on chats, and more)
  • forbid them from interacting with strangers and even restrict the access to forums and chats
  • teach them to say 'no' to bullying: they shouldn't let others bully them and they definitely shouldn't engage in cyber bullying themselves
But more so than anything else, you should let your child know that they can come to you if they notice anything strange when they're browsing the internet. Opening the communication channels between the two of you will guarantee that you'll be able to help them have a safer online life.

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