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Online safety – look after your child in the World Wide Web

Submitted by on August 1, 2013 – 12:58 pmNo Comment

Nowadays being a parent is rife with complications. It is no longer just about keeping your precious ones fed, clothed and loved.  The world has become a much larger place thanks to the wonders of such things as the internet, which opens up a whole new virtual world to everyone.  That or course includes your children, but they can become part of something much larger than just your family group.

If you are not knowledgeable about IT and the World Wide Web, then you at least need to learn the basics.  After all, how can you illustrate to your children what they should and shouldn’t be doing if you have no idea what is involved?  You can learn more about child online safety with Quib.ly a website set up specifically for one purpose, and that is to help you and your family deal with the upsurge of technology.

Wherever we look we see technology affecting our lives.  From a very young age now, children at school are shown how to use computers, find their way around a keyboard and generally how to be IT literate.  This is great because we all know and understand that children’s learning capacity is huge when they are small.  They can easily pick up things that we as adults may struggle with.  But even so, we cannot afford to be complacent.  Better to join with them in their new virtual world rather than let them go it alone and then find ourselves besieged by a whole host of problems later on.

But how can websites like Quib.ly help us? Well it is based upon a fairly simple concept but one that works very well.  It acts as a hub and a meeting place for parents and the whole family. Once registered, you can browse a whole plethora of topics and subjects on which you might have queries or just require more knowledge on.  Internet safety is a very hot topic on the site. Take a look at the heading ‘safety and privacy’ and immediately you will find yourself plunged into a really helpful area, filled with questions, answers and opinions on online safety and your child.

As well as reading about what other people are saying, you can post your own questions and await feedback from other members on the site.  There is also a panel of experts who are suitably equipped to give you their well-informed opinions on any topic to do with children, parenting and IT.  If you are not sure how to begin, start by browsing some of the questions posed by other parents and you will soon get an idea of what it is all about.

Websites like this can also be used in conjunction with your children.  How about setting aside some time each day to take a look at the site with them, maybe letting them choose some of the topics that particularly interest them, and examine the site together.  This is a great way of kick-starting a discussion between you whilst at the same time getting your child’s view on some of the topics on offer.

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