Children and social networks: how to make the internet safe for your...

Children and social networks: how to make the internet safe for your child

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Runet users – the social world. Anyway our compatriots ahead of the rest of the share audience enjoying social networks: 91% Russia 83% against the world (according to comScore).

Is there a way to protect the child from undue influence, which is so easy to encounter on the Internet?

Maybe the solution lies in the vast distances that separate many Russian cities when with family or friends separated by thousands of kilometers, the Internet becomes the most convenient, inexpensive and effective means of communication. Or maybe we’re just very sociable. But whatever the reason, one thing is clear: the world wide web and social networks have become a part of life. Both for adults and for children.

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Here the question arises: is there a way to protect the child from undue influence, which is so easy to encounter on the Internet? We have compiled a list of steps that will help you protect child from the “dark side” of communication in social networks.

Do not put a ban on social networks. Prohibitions often have the opposite effect – they just pique your interest. Chances are good that the child will simply find ways around and try to get into the network secretly.

Specify the child in the right direction. When the right approach, social networks can help you in his upbringing. First, many shy children in the virtual world easier to open up and communicate with peers. Secondly, in some social networks there interest groups to help find like-minded daze. Third, you can find online educational games.

Warn your child about the threats that may be encountered when dealing with strangers. Tell us about the kind of information in the network is better not to give (address, phone, copies of documents, passwords, …) and how it can threaten.

Add a child to friends in social networks. So you kill two birds: firstly, be able to track dangerous dating , if they appear, and secondly, will be aware of what is happening in the child’s life.

Sometimes it happens that she goes to meet gay parents. For example, a social network “Schoolmates” acquired “panic button”: see it in private messages, all users under 14 years. Faced with something unacceptable, the child may complain network administration, clicking this button. User, which has received complaints, check and, if the complaint would be justified, block.

Social Networking – is primarily communication. With minimal effort you can make it safe for both adults and children alike.

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Also in the “Classmates” can not find the user profile under 14 years. Also, removed from the search words, which can be found inappropriate content. Order in this social network monitors staff moderators who browse photos, videos and groups and remove those that are improper nature. Staffers helps mechanism of social moderation: a user meeting in social networks such content may complain to him moderators by clicking the appropriate button.

It is important to remember that social networks – is primarily communication . With minimal effort you can make it safe for both adults and children alike.

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