Essential onine check list

Essential onine check list

THINK about how you guide your family in the real world and do the same in the digital world – don’t be afraid to set boundaries and rules for your child from a young age

HAVE a go at some of the technologies your son or daughter enjoys – play on the Wii together or ask them to help set you up on Facebook if you’re not already a member

TALK to your friends, family and other parents about how they help their children manage their digital world – you might pick up some interesting tips

MAKE the most of tools like Parental Controls on computers, mobiles and games consoles, privacy features on social networking sites, and safety options on Google and other search engines

TRY not to use technology as a babysitter too often – we all do it sometimes, but it’s important to know what your child is doing

MAKE digital issues part of everyday conversation – show your child that you understand how important technology is to them and talk about all its amazing benefits, but don’t shy away from difficult subjects like responsible online behavior, bullying and pornography

Smart phone security, does it really matter?

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 14.00.49Infected apps are probably the number one source of malware

GPS tracking software and other mobile surveillance programs have now reached a very high level of sophistication.

Most smartphone e-mail and texting platforms do not have the spam filters that are now standard in PC-based programs, and the spammers and phishers have been quick to take advantage.

One step ahead

Keeping one step ahead of our children’s digital world is pretty time consuming. As a parent are you just leaving it to your child or trying to find out more about the do’s and don’ts online?

 

Staying one step ahead

Staying one step ahead