Kids can also use the internet to gather information for their school projects and homework. Online encyclopedias and various educational programs have a wealth of information and can really be advantageous to kids.
Quite like the real world though, the internet has its dark side too, and we parents should take the necessary steps to protect our kids online – like we do in the real world.
This ‘dark side’ of the internet can be very baffling to a parent who didn’t grow up with access to the net.
Things like cyber bullying, child pornography and drinking games like NekNominate (a new fad that’s going ‘viral’) thrive online and draw in innocent and unassuming children.
What is quite frightening is that even children as young as 5 or 6 years old fall victim to the internet's 'dark side.'
That's why we've come up with tips on how to keep our kids safe online and how internet security systems such as SingTel Family Protection can help us do so.