It is possible that your child does not follow the safety rules for Internet use because they think they are not necessary, because they believe that nothing will ever happen to them or simply because they feel that following rules is not something they have what to do with him/her. But it is very important that as a parent you bear in mind that the rules for Internet use must be followed for the safety of your children.
What to do if your child doesn’t follow the rules
Talk to your child
First things first What you should keep in mind is to establish good communication with your child and this is achieved by talking. Make sure your child knows all the rules and that he understands why each one is in place. For example, if your child is allowed to use social networks, explain to him/her why he/she is not allowed to publish his/her personal information.Explain to him/her the risks of doing so, once he/she understands it, he/she can be the one who decides that it’s best not to put it on. If you don’t know how to do it, don’t hesitate to instruct him to do it.
Give it a try
If your child isn’t following the rules of security for the use of the Internet even knowing them, then, you will have to give it one last chance. Let him know that there are consequences to his actions and that if he does not want to follow the rules of the Internet he will not be able to use the technology. Although if you do not want to take this measure, you can make him see that his actions can also have other consequences. For example, if you suspect your child is talking to strangers online, make them understand what can happen if the person they talk to is not who they say they are.
If your child continues to ignore the rules, you can ban the use of the Internet. This is the strictest way and is likely to send a clear message about the importance of standards… but it is not the solution. It is necessary for your child to understand why the rules are there and why it is important to follow them. It is important that he/she is the one who understands the importance of the rules and why he/she must follow them.
Think that if you don’t understand it, when you are on the computers of school or library could misuse the Internet.
Another way to make you see the The importance of Internet safety is blocking websites you think your child shouldn’t go to. For example, if you’ve told your kids not to post personal photos or videos on social media but they continue to do so, then one option is to block the social media websites they use.
Use the Internet only in common areas of the home
Another way to solve the problem and for your child to realize the importance of security in the Internet use is to allow them to use the computer or any device with Internet access only when they are at home and in your presence. The computer must be in a common and busy area such as your living room. You’ll want to make sure it’s in an area where you can easily see what your child is doing online. It’s a way to allow your child to use the Internet but at the same time, you can keep a close eye on what they’re doing to make sure they’re following the rules.
What are the measures that do you use when your child ignores the rules or limits that you have established in the use of the Internet?