With children spending more time on the internet in the wake of the pandemic, cyber safety has emerged as a major concern among the Indian parents as per a recent survey. Hence, it is pertinent to sensitize your kids about the online dangers and safety measures they should bear in mind.

Here are some cyber safety tips for your kids:

  • Beware of Internet Strangers

Just the way you have been taught avoid talking or responding to strangers in the real-life, the same rule applies to the virtual life too. Do not divulge your name, address, city, contact number, photos or any other personal details online to anyone. If you must, take your parents’ permission.

  • Ensure Password Safety

If you are using a personal or parents’ password to access some device, website or internet connection, do not share it with anyone else – not even your best buddy! Unintentionally, you may end up endangering the safety of your laptops, desktops, mobile phones, e-mail accounts, social media handles, etc. Someone with malicious intentions can use this password to capture sensitive information about your bank accounts or confidential documents.

  • Be Cautious of Online Games and Challenges

Online games and challenges sound fun and tempting, especially if your friends are playing them. But, these may be a trick of cyber offenders or predators to lure you into doing something that’s something dangerous for your well-being. Ask your parents whether these game and challenges are age-appropriate and safe for you to play.

  • Refrain from Downloads

When you are using the internet, you may come across pop-ups or notification asking you to download or install some files/software or open photos and attachments. Do not follow the instructions without confirming from your parents. Or else, you may accidentally download a malware (bad software) which may harm your device and tamper with its security settings.

  • Think Twice Before Meeting Online Friends

If you have a personal social media account or you are a part of some online groups, you may have made many casual friends. But, when these friends ask you to meet in real life, do not agree immediately. Find out why they want to meet you and whether whatever they want to discuss can be done online. If they still insist to meet you, take your parents’ help.

  • Take Online Bullying Seriously

If you receive any threatening or uncomfortable messages online, you should know that it is called cyberbullying. No matter how much you fear this cyberbully, do not hesitate at all to tell your parents about it immediately.

While these tips will safeguard your children against cyber danger, parents should ensure they monitor their children’s online activities on regular basis as a precautionary measure. Also, let your children know that they can trust you for anything if and when the problem arises.

About Smita Omar

Smita is an ex banker who voluntary said adiós to a high flying career to explore the rocky yet beautiful terrain of motherhood. When she is not busy juggling between her naughty daughter and foodie husband, you can find her donning the hat of a freelance content developer-editor to keep her sanity intact. She has been a Work-From-Home-Mother for 8 years and turns to meditation when the going gets tough.


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