The blog post speaks about the seven essential tips by ESET for parents to allow protect their children’s from the newest emerging threats that thrive the Internet.
Stay alert and monitor your child’s connection to the Internet
Always protect your computer system with a strong password to prevent free access to it and allow children to just surf the Web during the times when you have the opportunity to go periodically checking their activities online. Enjoy clear rules on the use of computers.
Talk to your children about privacy on the Internet
Tell them never to provide personal information and other data, such as school and the places where they usually present such as the social networks.
Be careful with the webcam
This peripheral can be easily connected remotely by malicious users. Unplug or turn off this device when not in use. The malware can access your webcam without your knowledge. If children want to use the webcam, make sure it is close by and that the conversation is being maintained only with friends or acquaintances of the family.
Analyze the browser history
All browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc…) store a history of navigation that should be examined periodically by parents. If, for some reason check that the history has been deleted; here is a good opportunity to have a conversation with your child, trying to ascertain the reasons which led him to do so.
Control the movement on Facebook
If the child’s sharing the wall with ‘Everyone’ or ‘Friends of Friends’ on Facebook, it can lose control over who has access to data of the minor. The same happens with the use of such dubious social network application: these can lead your child to share the data with the world.
Look at the pictures and information that your child puts on the Web
Actually, the information that was posted on the Internet does not disappear. Pictures and information may have already been saved on your computer of other people. Moreover, everything is stored on the server. Notice that this is a good exercise to verify the accuracy of this information: if you delete your account, for example, Facebook or Hi5 and later return to reactivate, you will find everything you thought was deleted.
Having a solution of virus installed and updated
Various solutions are available in the industry having several functionalities as various filters and parental controls based on the age of the user. Also block sites that may contain potentially offensive material. Some software also allows parents to block access to twenty different categories of websites.