well I I am the mom who pops in and out while kids are online. They do know this. My oldest is almost 15 and I do believe everyone deserves privacy so I do not butt on his chats or so on, thankfully he is so busy with sports he only spends limited time online daily. I believe this is about trust and communicating with your kids, if they are old enough to chat they are old enough to carry the responsibility
My kids have a laptop, it's the only computer they're allowed to use. On the laptop I have it set to the highest parental settings, only trusted websites will open and I've placed a list of websites they are allowed to visit on their desk. Any websites other than those on the list have to be pre-approved by my wife or myself.
This may sound strict to some parents, but I have 4 daughters and have seen too many teenagers getting in trouble on-line to not enforce a strict internet policy.
I have 3 kids my oldest is 15 but his an honest boy and i have never checked up on him, i don't want to pry but when he has a friends request on facebook i always ask who they are along with my other son who is always online. I sometimes check my middle sons laptop but his only in to games online and plays them sitting next to me so i know his safe. x
I use the Parental Control tools on all their computers. And since I'm the Administrator on their computers, I'm able to define acceptable contents and limit their computer time by configuring the settings from the control panel. The trick is to not give out my password, EVER!
There must be trust with your children. Allowing them some freedom and sharing online experiences with them together.
My wife and children are always doing stuff online together. They enjoyed each other's company and doing things together.
Trust can be earned when they are showing you they can be trusted, Share doing things online and they will know what you can teach them.
I too think that trust is key and that as parents we have the responsibility to place any sort of boundaries or parental controls on computers. But I also think that it starts early and often! If you haven't let your children know by the time they are 8 that mom and dad are involved in and aware of all that they view online than trying to enforce that at 15 is going to be tough! We have told our children that if they can't view it with one of us sitting next to them than it's not something they should view either. But we keep the computer in a family area so that they aren't alone with it either. No computers, phones or ipods in bedrooms prior to college years too. You have to live out what you expect your children to follow. We also had a plan for them if they view things with friends, outside our influence. We taught them how to walk away, turn away or go do something else...whether they followed through or not is between them and God. I can only hope the advice we gave them is something they have been able to act on. It's that trust thing again!
Lock everything down with admin controls. Install a very limited operating system and let your kid use only something with limited hardware, etc. Oh, and use blocking software to censor certain domains.
by Carolee Samuda 5 years ago
I am planning on getting a new computer. I didn't want a laptop because I have a netbook already. I need something more powerful than I have now and I have three choices at the store where I plan to shop.1) A regular PC: 2GB memory; 500GB hard-drive; 18.5 LED monitor; DVD+/-RW; Intel Dual Core...
by David 470 7 years ago
I did not send some backlinks to some of my hubs recently, and yet they are receiving good traffic. Should I still backlink them anyway? Whats the primarily difference if I did or did not. I usually send 5-10 backlinks or so....
by IntuitiveMind 21 months ago
Should a teenager be allowed to wear what they want without parental permission or approval?
by DreamerMeg 9 months ago
Best children's computer for 6 - 9 year old?I am thinking of buying a child's laptop computer for Christmas for a 6 - 9 year old. I have looked at a number on Amazon and the best so far seems to be the Leap Pad version 2, it get a good rating. A number of children's computers get slated for...
by Jessie Watson 3 weeks ago
We already know that children can suffer from a full range of learning and mental disabilities if they have not received physical or emotional contact before the age of 5. Since 2017, there is more mounting evidence to support that birth order has some effect on the expression of intelligence in...
by Michael Willis 8 years ago
OK, I have written about my computer issue with Dell for the past 2 weeks.New Hard drive, New OP system, New memory upgrade, new Motherboard on Friday......and a few hours ago...A TOTAL CRASH!!! Now they say my NEW hard drive has crashed!!!!!!Even would not boot up!Called Tech and I let them have...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|