Friday, April 27, 2012

A Wrinkle In Your Brain: Internet Safety

Children are being exposed to technology at a very young age. I see toddlers happily entertained by their parents' smart phones and tablets. I see kids owning iPod touch and nintendo DS before they start Kindergarten. I see children running their own Facebook accounts before their 8th birthday.

There must be some good to this exposure. But how do you keep children safe online?

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  1. we struggle with facebook for our 10 year old. he is not allowed onto it because he likes to hack other people's accounts. it makes it tough when we home school and use the computer for so many activities. On the other hand, if facebook would actually allow account deletion, it wouldn't be near as bad. we could then delete any of the accounts that we find that he has created. We always tell our friends that if he knows they have facebook, he will get into their accounts, unless they have really secure passwords. I set up a random password generator that uses capital and lowercase letters, symbols and numbers in a 10 digit string.

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    1. Interesting. Is he interested in all passwords or just Facebook? I wonder how this sort of situation is handled on the Facebook side, and other situations too. What is his point in hacking these accounts, do you know? What does he do after he has logged on as someone else? You are welcome to take this conversation offline if you wish. contact at hebadg dot com

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  2. Its good to provide children latest gadgets but try to monitor all the things that what they are doing.Internet Safety for teens

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    1. I wonder, can we really monitor everything that our teens are doing? If it is possible, does it solve or patch the problem? Thanks for your comment!

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