Internet Safety For Children
Today I was introduced to a Guide which highlights how to keep young children safe whilst on-line. Some of the facts were rather shocking but hardly surprising and I’d like to share this guide with you whilst also highlighting a few pointers here with you.
As we all know technology today is quite literally taking over our lives, its everywhere. It’s not only taking over with us as adults but also our children. Lewis, aged 4 is quite a whizz on mine and ClearlyDaddy’s phones/tablets/laptops but not only that, his sister Leah aged 20 months(!) isn’t far behind him. Both children are well aware how to use YouTube to watch their favourite programs.
Lewis being more advanced also plays quite a few games on our devices and only 12 months ago spent £90 on in-app purchases on ClearlyDaddy’s Iphone. Since then we have learn’t to put a block of that phone to avoid issues like this again. Luckily my phone and gadgets are all android so a password is required for them.
Other issues as the children grow up is social media, searching the internet for studies or even playing games online. There are advertisements everywhere for all sorts, most of which I know I don’t want my children faced with. They could stumble across anything!
Lewis also in the near future will also be given homework, which will be accessible via an online system from school. This frightens me and I fear the day my children become completely reliant on the internet. Whilst my children are young I intend to monitor their computer and internet usage at all times until an age where I’ll have to back off. I want to keep my children protected as much as possible but I know I won’t be able to stop them from accessing the internet.
This guide from Leapfrog highlights even more pointers and facts. Its really is an interesting read.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you the LeapPad Ultra, aimed at children aged 4-9 who are using technology and internet more. This tablet computer is Wi-Fi enabled allowing your child access to approved sites/games with all content pre-selected and approved by the LeapFrog Learning Team. For further information follow the link here.
**This is not a sponsored post, I wanted to share this information with you. 🙂