1. Supervise their use of computers
Your kids are in an era where computers are almost necessities. There are a lot of good reasons for them to be online. Thus, you can’t take just tell them to stop using the PC or laptop. As a parent, what you need to do is to supervise them. Don’t just give them the right to do whatever they want to do. Online predators are so good in what they do that they can easily identify if a child isn’t supervised by an adult. When predators realize this, it will be much easier for them to victimize your children. Set a limit to the time that your kids can use the computer. Don’t let them stay online for extended periods of time especially when you’re not around to monitor the computer.
2. Tell your children not to meet any of their online friends in person
3. Let your children know that you are always ready to listen to them Make sure that your kids know that they can tell you anything. Let them know that you’re there for them. Tell them that you’ll always be there for them no matter what. When your kids know that you truly care for them, they won’t hesitate to share whatever troubles they have. They’ll be open to you about their experiences online. They won’t look for an online friend to share their troubles with. They won’t rely on people they’ve never met to be happy and to feel comforted.
If you haven’t done any of these things yet, it’s best that you start today. You don’t want your children to become victims of online predators. These people are experts. They have the ability to entice kids to become their friends. When they finally get your children’s trust, they’ll invite your kids to meet them in person. This is when sex crimes occur. This is when children start to go missing. So if you don’t want any of your kids to become the next missing minor to appear in the news, be sure to do these 3 things today.