Hundreds of social networking sites have a wide range of members, including children and teenager. If your children are one of the millions of members of the site, take part in their quest so that this would not fall prey to sexual predators and other dangerous events. From the beginning, tell your children that personal data shall only be made public. If you are not warned about this, they can share very personal information, such as their place of origin, number, social security number and financial information to strangers.
It could also suggest that the use of false names to create their username. This is to ensure that they do not reveal too much about themselves. Help your children to be familiar with the security options which are available in the social networking site to which they are fascinated for becoming a member.
In creating their profiles, you must tell the social networking site which you choose that you should let them be themselves, to express their character. They should be placed on only the information which they are sharing more comfortable than many people who see their page - from the personal friends of the university and prospective employers.
Advances in technology have enabled today to use the Internet more convenient. You can access the World Wide Web via a cell phone. One way you could control or limit your children by accessing Internet by purchasing a phone that don’t have connectivity. In addition, the phones are used mainly to send text messages and calls.
Another thing to beware is that even in cyberspace, your children are still likely to be intimidated. A form of cyber harassment is through spreading rumors and destructive messages. Some children who were severely affected by these have taken their own lives. To prevent this from happening to your children, monitor their activities regularly.
Nothing better than having an open communication. If they say they are having problems with the site of which they are a member, tell them to leave, delete their membership of that site and become a member of another site. You could also counsel to be more careful next time to make friends.