Internet Safety Tips and Basics

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Strategies for responsible and safer online life

  • Visit age-appropriate sites. Find sites that promote learning, creativity, and that deepen your kids’ interests. Also check out popular Web sites before your kids visit them. Despite what your kids might tell you, social networks like MySpace or Facebook are not meant for middle schoolers.

  • Minimize chatting with strangers. Tell your kids that people aren’t always who they say they are on the Internet. Anyone can pose as a “buddy of a buddy.” If kids are playing online games with people they don’t personally know, they should be careful not to disclose anything personal.

  • Help kids think critically about what they find online. Young people need to know not everything they see is true. You may wish to use safe-search settings or filtering software for younger kids. And you can always check browser histories to see where your kids have been.

  • If they wouldn’t do it in real life, they shouldn’t do it online. Remind them: Don’t say mean things, and don’t cheat in games or at school.

  • Have some rules about time and place. Set limits on the amount of time your kids spend online. Don’t let them Instant Message (IM) while doing homework. Restrict time and sites for online gaming.

  • Make sure kids feel safe reporting bad behavior. It doesn’t have to be you, but if anything suspicious, mean, or scary happens, they need to know they won’t get in trouble if they tell a trusted adult.

  • Be involved and view your own habits carefully. Parents are their role models for safe and smart use. Enjoy the good stuff together!

MISSION

Our mission is to create innovative technology that serves the need of every individual in a unique way. Inovas is committed to justify even the most bold IT initiative, to realize the dreams and ideas of the people and make world a better place to live in. Inovas also knows that information technology can be very harmful to kids and youth if used without proper knowledge, navigation and awareness. The safety of our next generation has motivated us to incorporate Cyber Awareness workshops in our company profile.

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