Child and the Internet. Is it safe to use the Internet for your child?
As soon as the baby begins to learn the basics of the Internet, as soon as the parents show him how to hold a mouse and what to click on to see the “muteki”, the baby begins to actively use the network. Slowly, as they grow older and grew up, they, the child with the caring adults or peers, begins to actively go to the website, even can set the program, for example for burning (recording) drive.
However, it is worth remembering that in the vastness of the Internet on children will receive a ton of unwanted and potentially dangerous spam, links, viruses and other nonsense, which is full Internet access. This is literally beckons, attracts the attention, it flickers, it flashes on the screen, trying to seem either too obvious, or to swim randomly, hoping for erroneous clicking.
To represent the scale of the tragedy that is said, it is only necessary to know that every tenth site, in Russian language contains a link to a virus, spam or is itself malicious. Usually such pop-up ads hit the weak spots, targeting his money, or simply further spread of the virus, Toul unnecessary search engines, bars, etc.
Typically, such viral advertising looks like a call: “enough to sit on diets! Lose 5-10 kg in a day!”, “Easy money online” “Hemorrhoids, will be himself. Just need to…”, “I’m 15 years old. I earn online 100 $ per day. Want to know how?”. That is, in a word all such appeals are eager to lure you to you click on the picture or banner. After that, you begin to send junk links will automatically be redirected to the “left” sites and so on.
First, to protect your child is to start to understand what is spam and what is not. Sit down with your child at the computer and show how it looks usually, this malicious information. Teach him to ignore all pop-up Windows and, if possible, use a special lock feature that is on many browsers. If checked, what is happening, right-click, advertising on a certain website shut down.
For the safety of your computer and its software can also be installed so-called firewall, a protective shield that filters out most sites, checking them for the presence of virus information. However, due to this feature most of the other features of the PC will be blocked or slow down, including the speed of loading a particular page, the video playback in video players and flash player, some images simply will not boot, the social network, too. Of course, such restrictions are very unpleasant. So much easier to determine the viral sites and do not go to them.
A separate category of viruses, besides the fact that spoils your equipment is the one that asks you for money. She usually looks pretty harmless, and strictly, so that at first glance and say that is extortion. How to operate the sites they offer you, for example, to Find out who you were in your past life, you download the desired song, see looks like some kind of hairstyle that can be simulated online.
Child or an elderly person, and these two categories are often caught on a hook of swindlers, offered similar information to send an SMS message to a specific number. For this service literally will be charged a symbolic fee of about 20-40 rubles. User this amount seems insignificant and he agrees. However, the sites are equipped with a program that ties your number to regular payments. And in the end, instead of 20 rubles for six months or a year the amount can accumulate decent. First, it will leave your account or your child’s account until you find a “leech”.
Or another situation – you go to this website, you are asked to enter your phone number you agree to the terms of this agreement. Bright and colorful banners can assure you that all free and easy – and necessary information you will receive immediately, but in reality it is not so. Usually few people read the user agreement, which is written in small font and large amount, so quickly agrees and puts a tick. But often in such terms of black and white written, that is removed from the account 300 rubles for consent. So without your knowledge in fact, but in fact with your consent entices via the Internet money. And most importantly – it does not prove possible.
A reef can become the notorious computer game, in which constantly children play. Today it is possible and on tablets and smartphones. Passing opredelennyi level, kid tries to collect as many unithow to help your character faster to pass the mission. And, of course, and there are no no paid content – the game is replete with references to the completion bonuses for real money, which can pump your character. In principle, all true, but the money for all will not save enough.
A separate issue is pornography on the net. Of course, most of this information in the search string is displayed so as not to provoke children to such sites go, but still in the pop-up ads very often flashing gifs (a set of consecutive images) with images of sex and erotica. Here it is necessary strictly to understand that all these ads we should block, and independently the child is better to explain what it is, what the scammers so attract attention. Better to let the child know this is not the most beautiful truth of life from you than from someone else, or even all of it will go to the sites infect a system with viruses and spam, unwanted content.
In General, of course, the entire stream is not on the track. Therefore, many developers of software, especially antivirus programs, are offered, often for free from the official website to download the software that blocks all third-party sites that contains pornography. This is the best way to keep the child’s mind from such information intervention.