Parents World Magaine July 2020
Please read this, be vigilant, smart and take care of our future citizens of India and contribute to nation-building.
SECURITY IS NOTHING BUT AN ILLUSION
PARENTS SHOULD BE THE FIREWALL BETWEEN THEIR CHILD AND CYBERSPACE.
Just about everyone is online these days, including the vast majority of teens and a growing number of young children. Whether by surfing the web, watching a video, texting, using a smartphone app or playing a game, chances are you are “connected” whenever you are using one of your digital devices. There are tremendous benefits to young people being online, but – for them and the rest of us – there are also some device and network security risks, both digital and social. The digital kind involves software that jeopardizes the security of devices and the data on them. The social kind often referred to as “social engineering,” is when people are tricked into putting their privacy and security at risk. Although there can never be a 100% guarantee of safety and security online or offline, there are things a parent and their child can do that can greatly reduce the chances of something going wrong.
In the era of Internet of Things, most end-user activities are dependent on internet communication in some sort. There are various merits and demerits of using the internet. Therefore, one should be aware of it by understanding its demerits properly. As the Internet is also utilized by people who do not have good intentions all the time but also by people who intend to harass, harm, and activities of cyberbullying other people. By using the Internet, one wants to be aware of good cyber ethics to defend themselves and others. Internet users have the proper right to utilize the Internet securely and to set their own limits. One must be smart, responsible and safeguard themselves and their kids by monitor kids online as well as in real life.
While I have come across multiple instances, in which it is the either outwitting technological smartness or lack of cyberspace awareness of the child that unintentionally jeopardizes the entire family and relations around the child. It is highly important to realize that PARENTS SHOULD BE THE FIREWALL BETWEEN THEIR CHILD AND CYBERSPACE.