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How to keep your kids safe online

How to keep your kids safe online

In today’s modern world PC’s and Apps are a huge part of children’s lives, with many experiencing them before they can walk and talk. As a parent it can be difficult to know exactly what experiences they are having and whether or not they are appropriate.  Here we take a look at how to safeguard your children online.


Communicate
We always talk to our kids about what happened at school that day, things they enjoyed and things they didn’t, so why not do this with their online experiences? Regular conversations will make your children feel comfortable talking to you  about what they do online. This will provide an opportunity for you to discuss appropriate online behaviour and steer them in the right direction if you feel they are entering dangerous territory.


Teach
Children love to learn new things, especially when it comes to technology.  Teach yours how to set privacy settings on their social media accounts and explain the dangers of sharing too much information.


Implement the face to face rule
The easiest way to teach children to be safe online, especially younger ones, is with the face to face rule.  Every time they go to do something online, children just need to ask themselves would I do this face to face?  For example they wouldn’t talk to a stranger, be abusive or give a stranger a picture of themselves so why do it online?


Know your games
Whatever games your child likes to play it’s always worth having a go and experiencing them yourself so you can find out if there are any settings you can make to protect your children further. Each of Kuato Studios games feature a secure parents corner that is password protected.  Within here you can receive email notifications when your child has created a new tale to read together, so you will know when they have been online!  You can also allocate game play time limits and set the reading age for your child to ensure they have a tailored experience suitable for their needs.  More importantly there aren’t any in app purchases!
The online world doesn’t need to be a scary place for parents if you simply implement these few simple steps to safeguard your kids!

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