The mother discovered that her son had entered a chat group with a vulgar link: How to protect children on the virtual network?
The Covid-19 epidemic forced children to study online for a long time. Since then, the issue of network safety is more concerned when children participate in activities on the internet environment.
According to the latest report of the Research Institute for Sustainable Development Management and Save the Children International, Vietnam has 96.9% of children using the internet. 2 out of 3 children can connect to the internet, they can access the internet through devices such as phones, computers of individuals, relatives, at school and outside internet cafes.
Children use the Internet mainly for learning and research, accounting for 83.1%; 71.5% of children use the internet to watch movies and listen to music; Children’s viewing of entertainment programs and reading news accounts for 70.9%. Besides, children also use the internet to communicate and connect with friends, accounting for 71.2% and the purpose of playing video games and online up to 58.7%.
The above figures can be seen that social networks have become an important part of children’s lives, especially during the epidemic period when students switch to online learning.
However, the downside of social networks gradually becomes a problem that causes many parents headaches. Because, anyone participating in the digital environment can become a victim of bullying, fake information, fraud and other types of uncivilized behavior, especially with children when they are still lacking in skills. use of social networks.
Especially issues related to cyber fraud, cyber sexual abuse, cyber violence. This is a situation that makes many parents worry and feel insecure when the time their children have to study online is too much, and the time to access the internet also increases.
Ms. Nguyen Minh Chi (Hai Phong) has a child studying in 8th grade, sharing, for nearly 2 years she has to study online, her son from a boy who is still unfamiliar with computer operations has now known a lot of social networking platforms. festival.
Worth mentioning, once he finished studying, he forgot to leave his facebook profile, she sat at the computer and accidentally read a lot of chats in his group of friends. This group mainly chats to invite each other to hang out, transmits videos with vulgar content, invites each other to try e-cigarettes, comments on the appearance of girlfriends… After reading, the female parent is shocked. Startled, I did not think that my child was “grown up” and was coaxed and manipulated so much.
In the same situation, surfing through the internet history, Ms. To Hang Nga (Thai Binh) found that her children often visit Youtube sites with violent content, websites with obscene images and comments… Right after that, Nga sat down to talk seriously with her child, analyzing for her the potential harms of social networks, if not alert, it will lead to “addiction”, fall and become spoiled…
So what should parents do to keep their children safe online?
According to experts, first, parents need to do good ideological work for their children, equip them with life skills, correct awareness, sex education, and improve their knowledge of using the internet and social networks. This information is posted on official sources, very easy to access.
Next, each family equips its own security solutions for their devices and children, can take advantage of free protection software or can pay for more feature-rich solutions to always Monitor your child’s activities delicately, and intervene in a timely manner when necessary.
Regarding this issue, psychologist Nguyen Phuong Anh (Hanoi Pedagogical University) said: “I think that in the environment that affects the formation of a child’s personality, the family environment is the most important, especially the way of life, lifestyle, and thoughts of the child. Parents and child protection in cyberspace is not difficult if we know how.
Parents need to constantly educate their children about what is appropriate and inappropriate online and do this as soon as parents decide to let their children go online, let their children use smartphones.
In addition, each family equips its own security solutions for their devices and children, can take advantage of free protection software or can pay for more feature-rich solutions to always Monitor your child’s activities delicately, and intervene in a timely manner when necessary.
Along with that, parents need to better understand the evolution and psycho-physiological development of their children, and actively educate their children about sex. Parents also need to try to strike a balance between protecting their children and supervising them so that the child feels inhibited and does the opposite of what the parents want.
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