Why you should talk to your children about online safety
Relationships require three things to survive: communication, consistency, and honesty. This is true for all relationships, not just adult ones. We need to keep an honest and constant dialogue open with our children for our relationship with them to be its best. That’s why it’s important to not shy away from discussing big issues with your children - by trusting them to be mature enough to have this conversation with them they, in turn, will trust you when they’re in trouble.
One of the biggest issues facing people today is online safety: with everything becoming digital, it’s often something we don’t think about in the face of convenience, for fear that it will someone taint our super fast, super fun time on the internet. However, being safety conscious online doesn’t make you a spoilsport, it just makes you more aware of the potential dangers we all face digitally. As a parent, it’s imperative that you speak to your children about online safety and the safety measures you may use to keep them out of trouble, such as:
As a parent, all you want for your children is their happiness and health. Their online life should be as protected as they are ‘IRL’ (in real life). Talk to your kids today about online safety.
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