You should take the initiative of protecting your children from any unforeseen danger. This can be very applicable when your kids start using the internet. This is where danger multiplies at a very fast rate. In as much as the internet is a danger zone for your kids, it is also very useful to them because they use it as a platform where they do their research on their assignments and they get all there entertainment like music video on the same platform. You will be less worried if you knew different ways of protecting your children from the negativity that the internet has for your kids.
One of the best strategies is educating your children on pro and cons of using the internet. In this lessons you should give them all the basic guidelines they should use anytime they are busy in this social networks. They should be aware of the reason why they should not give out any personal information like their names, personal photographs, home address, passwords or email address to anyone without your permission. It is also very important to let them know the dangers of reading or replaying to any email that is from someone that they dont know. They should also never post any hateful words or bullying anyone by sending it through an email, social media or a text message. It is important to let them know about this not by setting them as rules that should be followed but by in a nice and caring way which they will understand your motive for doing this.
It will not be a surprise if you found any inappropriate content displayed on the screen of your laptop as much as you want to give you children the freedom to explore the internet. If his is the case then you should activate all the parental control on all the devices and internet platforms. You will block all the negative content from being accessed by your children whenever they use the internet. When you use internet controls, you will be blocking all pornography and all the other content that is usually objectionable according to the internet service provider. The steps of activating parental control on the browser would be if you go to the settings of the browser, click on the internet options, then go to the parental controls and safe search. The other option is buying a parental control software from a trusted developer. When using it for the very first time it may be cumbersome, but the results once you have found your way in operating it is very will be of great benefits to you especially in monitoring the activities your children do in the internet.