The era of digital information has changed not a few aspects in everyday life. Internet, digital communication has not a few advantages that can be utilized, such as digging information, and networking. But behind the internet also has a negative aspect, especially if we are not wise in addressing, and use such as content compatibility and threat of potentially harmful malware infiltration.
The main problem when this is the utilization of the internet match with designated. Given there are not a few cases that occur starting with online communication and internet. Therefore, efforts should be made to prepare a generation of wise users. Parenting being among solutions, the question is what parenting is, so that the next generation will know the wise use of internet technology.
Actually the method is simple, just like all parents do when giving up a game or allowing something for their child, that matches with age. And potential hazards that can occur. For example, certain games are prohibited from being handed over to children under five years of age. Exclusively in cyberspace related to internet and online communication, it has a distinctly opposite characteristic
Parenting or parenting in connection with the use of devices, internet technology and online communication is divided into a number of age groups with contrary treatment because the child’s skills in understanding also evolve according to age.
What needs to be done in childcare to stay safe with online equipment, as follows ESET presents it for a number of different age groups.
Age group: Toddler or under 5 years old
Under five years age group has its own challenge to the next period children feel the process of formation of the basic character because it is the age of children under five years is the most important period. Anything that happens during the formation of this character will be dominant in the child and will carry over throughout the age of the next. But along with the technology that has been introduced in children since the early age – even since the age of three years – to the point of keeping the child’s tranquility to be the main business that we must think about. Parenting:
➤Make sure all parent’s paraphernalia are password-protected, in order to avoid accidental online access by children when the equipment is far from your coverage.
➤This is when it is appropriate to adopt parental control application technology – which has the skills to protect young users.
➤Parental control is still relevant to do supervision of children online activities until the age of children reaching 14 years.
➤Start talking about online tranquility and make a ‘fence’ barrier for children. For example, emphasize not to speak with an unknown person for example on the phone, and make a guardrail in the use of the device.
Age group: 5 to 9 years
In the age range of five to nine years, the views of parents and children in viewing technology should have felt the change. So the techniques and content that is said to the child should be different. Parents also need to know that children under the age of 10 years do not understand what cyber bullying is, and how to react. Different characteristics of society in every geographic region also contribute to the difference in ESET research treatment shows a number of fundamental differences in each region. For example, all parents in Europe, especially in Russia will only hand out smartphones to the average child when the child reaches seven years and two months, while in the UK the average age of the child may hold the smartphone by the age of nine and eight months. Parenting:
➤Continue upbringing in previous ages, with age adjustments for example: enable and work on parental control software on smartphone or tablet device.
➤Make sure your kids only access the site with content (movies, video games and, lively lately too, apps) that match his age
➤If your child has been allowed to have his own smartphone, then we as parents should give a limit what can be implemented or accessed by the child through his smartphone.
Age group: 10 to 12 years old
In this age group, children have begun to develop and develop their personal skills such as music playing skills, including struggling to understand more about technology and the internet – they are getting a bit more understanding about shortcuts, downloads, children have started digging and have a website pet even not a few who already have a social networking account. In this age group, the children want to know more and more, they begin to ask a few questions about not a few things, especially when the children have really want to do something like watching certain technological devices on the internet and want to have them. Parenting:
➤Tell to the child why there should be restrictions on usage, and why website restrictions – not just the issue of how to control children’s online activities, but rather to submit education, and how to keep children safe, and submit content appropriate to their age.
➤Change the technique and core of the conversation concerned with the internet with children. Conversation topics such as privacy and cybercrime can begin to be introduced and transported in conversation with them.
➤To note, that children are in a vulnerable set of malicious targets via the internet, such as fraud, pornography, and cyberbullying.
➤ Reaffirm the importance of digital world peace – from the introduction, creation and application of passphrases to two-factor authentication (2FA) and encryption, and many other ways of securing.
Age group: 13 to 16 years old
In this age group group can already be considered a child in the teens. As with teenagers in general, children begin to have more complexity, and have begun to take care of their own needs independently as well as wanting to want a wider freedom. Yet still they are young, still dependent on the parents for not a few things, and still need guidance and accompaniment to match.
It is important to know that the most urgent in this age group is the trust – on both sides, both parents and teenagers. With the trust, we as parents would be more comfortable when children own online activities, learn responsibly own responsibility, to take care of some things independently, meanwhile, parents keep doing strict supervision continuously. Parenting:
➤Given the age of children getting into teens, home parents should change the techniques and topics of conversation with children. Bring me more complicated topics – a number of risky internet topics that need to be hosted as a teenager as cyberbullying, sexting and potential online predatory threats
➤If we as parents do online activities such as transacting to purchase goods online or make purchases tickets online, then give the child the opportunity to do transaksinya own – surely in limited numbers.
Online activities carried out with the knowledge of parents may be illegal or risky and do not match the age of the child even though it seems dangerous. Indeed there is not a little that still need to know about online activities and peace of the virtual world. This is a severe obstacle for the people stepping on the digital age where children are involved. Therefore, parents also need to understand a number of important things in order to share the information of tranquility for children to their own peace.