The safety of children when using the Internet can be increased with proper habits, smart choices and good communication. According to Avast, a company specializing in digital security and privacy products, shares.
Last Tuesday, February 9, Safe Internet Day was celebrated, in a year in which the Covid-19 pandemic situation has caused an unprecedented increase in the use of the Internet and social networks.
To use the network safely, Avast recommends that minors learn where the privacy settings are on each website and that they get into the habit of adjusting them to their most advanced settings.
Two – Step Authentication
The two – step authentication is a way to add an extra layer of security to access their accounts. Thus, in addition to their password, they must also authenticate through a code sent to their phone, for example.
To ensure that minors use the network safely, it is necessary to prevent them from publishing their personal information on the Internet (full name, address or telephone number) or revealing their passwords to strangers. Also, it is worth reminding them that not everyone is who they say they are on the Internet.
Also, according to the Avast Security Evangelist, we must “remind them that everything they publish on the web remains forever. So they should think twice before uploading photos, videos or posting comments they may regret.
To avoid situations of cyberbullying , good communication with minors based on trust should be promoted. If they are victims or witnesses of these abuses, they know how to ask an adult for help and do not hide it. And also turn to the elderly if they find something on the Internet that bothers them.
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