Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Emerging Technologies and Increasing Security Issues

It goes without saying that almost everyone enjoys the invention of the internet. It is the greatest invention of the 20th century. In fact, today our global communication is functioning based on the internet as it airs all kinds of information. Certainly teenagers compose a major group of the internet users as they research for papers, chat with friends, read e-mails and so on. It appears to us as that the internet has become so convenient to us that we can barely live without it. However we might want to its pros and cons to the younger generation.

The Internet can be a wonderful resource for kids. They can use it to explore wide topics and make use for school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. But that access can also pose hazards.  It’s important to be aware of what your kids see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves online.  Just like any safety issue, it's wise to talk with your kids about your concerns, take advantage of resources to protect them, and keep a close eye on their activities.
There are many laws existing to protect the interest of the internet users and provide safe usage of the technology. But even with this law, your kids' best online protection is you. By talking to them about potential online dangers and monitoring their computer use, you'll help them surf the Internet safely. Online tools are available that will let you control your kids' access to adult material and help protect them from Internet predators. No option is going to guarantee that they'll be kept away from 100% of the risks on the Internet. So it's important to be aware of your kids' computer activities and educate them about online risks.

Many Internet service providers provide parent-control options to block certain material from coming into a computer. You can also get software that helps block access to certain sites and network security.  Filtering programs can block sites from coming in and restrict personal information from being sent online. Aside from these tools, it's wise to take an active role in protecting your kids from Internet predators and sexually explicit materials online. Set up some simple rules for your kids to follow while they're using the Internet, such as ignoring unwanted mails and content, be away from people who are strangers, never disclose private information into public and so on.

If the child is spending more time on internet than he/she is supposed to, take care without creating an issue and calmly make them understand the danger of it. Also make use of software available for the protection of your computer and your privacy. Even after taking all precautions things are going out of control and you are in threat, approach the law available in our country to protect you from cyber crimes.   

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