Kids and Computers
Put a kid on a computer and all kinds of interesting issues arise. First there's the problem of clutter, as yours and their files and pictures intermingle, making it near impossible to find what you want. Then there's the viruses and malware that they bring home from school or get online. They could download copyrighted materials and find themselves facing a lawsuit. They could post mean lies about other kids they know (cyberbullying). And in the extreme, they could draw the attention of sexual predators or worse. A kid can take a computer and destroy it, themselves, or your whole family if not supervised correctly.
The easy, but usually wrong, answer is to ban your kids from technology or web services.
The easy answer to is to avoid computers and the Internet altogether. However, kids need to understand the net and it's trends to make it in tomorrow's world, so the better choice is to arm yourself with a little knowledge of your own, so you can guide them down the right path before they take the opportunity to learn it themselves without your input or supervision.
|Your kids are probably downloading music and movies. Be sure you handle the risks before it's too late!|