Everyone likes video chatting. It’s a popular way for kids to spend their time talking with friends. But parents should take into consideration some points, relating to safety.
Technology is used not only by adults today. Years ago students and office workers used it to make their work easier and do it quickly. But today the situation is different. You can find technology anywhere, it has reached all corners of the Earth and is used by people of all ages. It became a new lifestyle though it was created as business stuff.
Children are first “swallowed” by this lifestyle, opening lots of strange and dangerous doors in front of them. They can not only mess in different dangerous situations by chance but also gain access to the data their parents don’t want to.
Skype is one of the most widely used programs not only among adults but also among children. Thanks to this video chatting app the way of communication in today’s world has changed. Before sinking into the world of chatting, the children should be given some instructions to minimize the potential danger.
Skype Tracking: Calls From Strangers
The first and the most important advice is to reject calls from strangers. Tell children to avoid answering strange calls from people they don’t know. It is the first thing to be forbidden for them. Tell them about the danger they may get in by answering unknown calls. The fact is there are people hunting for children like yours, waiting for your child’s mistake. And this mistake may lead to different problems and dangers.
Family Computers Use
Don’t noise into your child’s life. They tend to be distant form parents, so you can’t make them use the technique you want. Instead you can create the conditions in which your child will have to use only computer in the area visible for you.
Help them Choose their Contacts
To choose contacts is similar to choose friends. It’s important for parents to know who your child is hanging out after classes. We can say the same about contacts in Skype. To be sure your child is not contacting with strangers you should know all the contacts in his list. It will also help you to protect your child from becoming a part of dangerous relations. You can be aware of such a situation monitoring his Skype.
Sexting As a Major Danger
Tell them all they should know about sexting including potential dangers. Explain children that their chats and videos can be reordered and then used against them or loaded somewhere.
The Only Way to Know Everything – To Be Trusted
If your children trust you, they will talk to you and share their thoughts if something will go wrong. You can learn a lot of things just listening children’s talk without asking questions. Many children has became victims of Cyberbullying and has faced different problems. So it’s very important for your children to be able to tell you about everything without fear.
Privacy is Above All
Select all the needed privacy settings available in the application. It will help you to make your account more secure so strangers, friks and odd ones wont’ be able to contact your child and mix him in something dangerous.