Monitor computer usage regularly and set clear limits.
Talk and discuss underlying issues about the dangers and impacts of the
Always supervise your child when he/she is using internet. If the child is
younger than 10 years; sit with him while he is using internet.
Encourage your children to inform you when someone is making them feel
uncomfortable or threatening them online.
As elders, act as good role models-teach children and make them aware of
ethical online behavior.
Our profile on social networking sites portrays who we are, accept yourself with
dignity, and upload your profile picture with pride and confidence.
Encourage children to use social networking platforms to pledge their support
for issues and campaigns.
Teach them that as against the virtual world; the real world is much more
exciting and full of challenges, learn to face it.
When you feel children are dependent on gadgets and or the internet and if
things go beyond control it is essential to seek professional help.
Always provide only essential and mandatory personal information while
registering on a social networking site.
Provide your alternate e-mail id.
Protect your password, make a complex password and change it every 3
Be alert about the information you send and receive from the internet.
Set clear rules for internet use. For example: personal information must never be
disclosed, like age, name etc.
Use pop up blockers for offensive materials, install software updates regularly.
Create a list of internet sites that are safe.
Have the internet connection in an open area to monitor the activities.
Online gambling should not be allowed.
Any kind of monitory transactions should not be used by the child, and
cautiously used by the adult too.
Regularly check your computers to see which sites have been accessed by your
child. Set a time limit for your children to use the internet.
Parents should keep a firewall active to prevent strangers from learning
personal information by invading your computer.
Always use latest, updated run antivirus software, avoid spyware adware.
Scan the system along with booting on daily basis.
All downloads should be scanned with anti-virus before opening them.
Prevent identity threats, install parental control software's.
Take a backup of important files.
Turn off the Bluetooth if it is not in use.
If your phone is lost/ stolen, report it to your local police station and your
network operator immediately.
Never give out detailed personal information about yourself, your family, or
your friends (such as your last name, address, phone numbers, city, the name of
your school, photos of yourself or your family, pin numbers for your bank, ).