Security company warns of \ Back to School\ online safety.
Children will be back studying and researching in front of their computers, tablets and smartphones as they head back to school this week and Kaspersky Lab has warned that parents need to pay special attention to their children's online activities.
The company said that as well a wealth of
useful material online, kids can easily find undesirable content like adult
material or violence and sites focused on drug abuse, self-harm or even suicide,
so are recommending ways to parents of how to keep their children safe online.
"Limit the amount of time kids spend online. Everybody
would agree that most children are probably spending too much time online.
That's why it is important to have strict guidelines about the time a child
spends on a computer." Kaspersky Lab said in a statement.
It also advises parents to control the content
that their children look at by using a parental control feature which can
enable parents to limit how long their children can use the Internet, as well
as blocking access to inappropriate sites and games and prevent personal data
being shared with others.
Kaspersky's recommendations of what tips parents
should share with their children include: not making private information
available to the public or sending it to strangers, especially contact details,
address and school name; not to tell anyone their phone number or e-mail, or publish
the information on a social network page; not to click any links from unknown
senders; and not
to trust tempting messages of any sort, such as free stuff and discounts but to delete those messages and not to click any links.
As children also
have access to the Internet via tablets, smartphones and other devices, Kaspersky has also advised that parents should ensure those devices are protected against cyber threats
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|Date:||Sep 2, 2014|
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