Parents should know that as children become more competent internet users, they will need to interact with their child more often to ensure they are not putting themselves at risk.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
It might seem that young children are all easily learning internet and web-browsing skills: 4-year-olds play games on tablets and 8-year-olds carry out research online for their school assignments. However, the proliferation of social media and online gaming and their popularity among younger children raises concerns over privacy, cyber-bullying, identity theft, and other internet-connected issues. eReflect, developer of Ultimate Typing™ software, calls on all parents to educate their children about the best and safest ways to use the internet. Knowing user responsibilities and rights as well as the risks entailed in being a webizen is imperative, says the company.
Apart from encouraging children to use the Internet for research, communication, learning new skills like how to type faster, and so on, it’s important to teach children how to surf the web safely. eReflect, touch typing tutor creator, encourages parents to make an effort to learn what activities their children engage in when on line. Are they playing games, and if so, with whom? Are they chatting, using social media, reading, or studying? It’s important that children learn of potential dangers that are lurking online (like people posing as someone else), ways of recognizing and reporting cyber-bullying, how to avoid sharing sensitive information with strangers or phishing sites, and why it's not a good idea to click on all the ads and links that pop up.
Parents should know that as children become more competent internet users, they will need to interact with their child more often to ensure they are not putting themselves at risk. Interacting with strangers online is very common; people upload videos, photographs, posts and all sorts of rich content online, something that gives the opportunity to virtually anyone to comment, reply, or even hurt other online readers.
One piece of advice eReflect shares with parents is to frequently remind children that not everyone online is who they pretend to be. Although it's not a good idea to make children cynical and suspicious of everyone they interact with online, it is important for kids to know that the possibility exists. eReflect reminds parents that a child's presence in the online community needs to be safeguarded as much as they would be in their real-world community and neighborhood.
For more details on Ultimate Typing™, please visit http://www.ultimatetyping.com/.
About Ultimate Typing™
Ultimate Typing™ software is designed specifically for the improvement of typing skills. Created by eReflect, a world leader in e-learning and self-development software, Ultimate Typing™ has been informed by the latest developments in the science of touch typing.
Since its creation in 2006 by Marc Slater, the company has already catered to over 112 countries all over the world, offering products with the latest cutting-edge technology, some of which are among the world’s most recognized and awarded in the industry.