There is nothing more loving than the love between a child and their parent. But there is also nothing fiercer than the protection that the parent will give their child when they feel that they are in trouble. And that goes for any kind of danger that they are in. That is why a lot of parents are overly concerned for their child when they go on the in the internet. There is a lot of dangerous stuff on there for them to be worried about. The best way to protect your child when they surf the internet is to teach them how to protect themselves.
The amount of protection that you give your child should all depend on how old they are. If your child is ten years old or younger then you need to make sure that they do not go on the web alone. You should be with them during all of their web sessions. But if your child is older, then they are going to still need some supervision but for the most part you are better off telling them how to defend themselves.
You should make sure that they know what type of web sites to avoid. This knowledge will help to serve two purposes. One it will keep them from seeing things that they are not supposed to see. There is a lot of mature material on the internet and we are not just talking about nudity. Explain to them that they are not old enough to see those kinds of images yet and that it might harm them. The second reason why you want to teach your kids about what sites to avoid on the web is because it will keep your computer safe. There is a lot of malware out there that gets introduced by kids going on the computer. They do not think about safety when they are on the computer and they like to click on any link that might even in the slightest way interest them. Teach them why activity like this can be dangerous.
Make sure that you help your kids when it comes to security on the internet. A lot of parents feel that there is nothing to worry about and they use the computer as a baby sitter. Nothing could be further from the truth.