In this day and age keeping up with children and their developments is a tricky task for any parent. Keeping up with technology is also tricky, putting these two together, children and technology, and its a complete nightmare! However, our children and their internet usage is something we need to keep a close eye on as the world wide web is a scary place and we should do what we can to protect our children online.
Children have access these days to all sorts of gadgets and technology around the home, at their own home, or the homes of friends, whether its a PC, laptop, tablet, mobile phones, even games consoles including handheld ones! We need to ensure that within these circumstances we are doing what we can to protect them and ensure they are safe online. This is something that Yanz Limited is keep to promote ( protecting children online ) and get the message across that there are plenty of things that parents can put in place to watch over their children whilst being online.
Having children ourselves we have been able to prove the hardware and software we use so are happy to come to your home and install new kit to help ensure that your children are protected when they are online. We are always trialling new developments and are only happy to recommend them once we are happy with them. The risks we should think about are;
- Inappropriate contact from people who may wish to abuse, exploit or bully them.
- Inappropriate conduct: because of their own and others’ online behaviour, personal information.
- Inappropriate content: being able to access sexually explicit, racist, violent, extremist or other harmful material.
- Children gaining access to your own personal information stored on your computer.
- Children enabling viruses and spyware by careless or misinformed use of your computer.
As well protection for children online, we can ensure that internally at home, the computers(s) within your household are safe and protected against administrator privileges so access to certain documents at home is not possible for example, so they cannot be deleted by accident. Maybe over ride their internet usage for only certain times of the day. May allow or disallow access to certain internet games and most definately to certain websites and chat rooms.
Think about where your computer(s) are physically located with your household is another simple concern. All these scenarios are easily addressable and we would be happy to help where we can. We normally do evening visits as we find this helpful for most families and generally promote a new internet modem/router that has added features that are customizable to suit family needs, some installable software to ensure that you can keep track of what they are doing and create logins on the family computer(s) for the children that are more locked down than the adult logins.
Please do feel free to get in touch and we can arrange a visit and start putting these measures in place.