What Is The Best Way To Educate Our Children About Internet Dangers?

Singapore
August 4, 2009 12:25pm CST
I feel that the recent news about a child running away with someone she met on the internet is indeed very worrying. Internet being caught on recently, has left a number of aged parents lost and illiterate to it. So, it is no wonder how parents are not only at a lost but have failed many a times to reach out to their children of the dangers on the internet. So, what do you think would be the most effective method to bridge this much needed gap? I feel that as loving and concern parents like myself, this incident could have been avoided. Yet, children can be hard and views things very differently than their adult parents. If you have a good idea or a good article, why not take this time to share? Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1204187/I-dont-want-trouble-Teenager-ran-away-man-met-online-reunited-family.html
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@kircho (493)
• Bulgaria
4 Aug 09
The only thing you should never do is to FORBIDE your kid from something. If you say him "Don't open the fridge", he would open it. He might open it, when you are there and when you are not. It is the same with the internet danger. I am sure that the kid COULD understand that something is dangerous or forbidden for him.
• Singapore
8 Aug 09
kircho, I feel that most parents will ever want to forbid their children from accessing the internet without valid reasons. I understand your point here, however, I am sure your parents will ever want to decide likewise. Yet, I am sure you will be aware that it will need quite an effort to convince children of the dangers the internet poses especially when they are getting the hang of things and along with online friends. At the same time, hoping that they will not misunderstand their parents' painstaking efforts. So, you can realize my concern of this gray area where parents of today are baffled and struggling. Have a nice weekend.
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
8 Aug 09
nowadays children want thing on their own way, and it's not easy to interfere with their personal life. All I can say is that we should not provide them a personal computer all by themselves till they are old enough to handle it well.. Just like my brother, we gave him a PC, but leave it in the hall, and in any circumstances, we know what he is up to! No coverage or screen to protect him from going wild on the WWW. Another one is the communication within children and parents. We as parents nowadays got to put down our arrogant way like how our parents did to us.. We just have to keep having positive communication with our child. That's my 2 cents worth..
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