Some web pages and content on the internet are not suitable for all audiences. Thus, to counteract any bad press, there are precautionary measures that can be taken.
i. Educate the children about the potential hazards of social networking.
Before parents let their children go on surfing internet, they must talk to the children about the dangers of the internet and what they should not do while on the internet. Some discussions include personal information. Users should never share personal information such as age, physical description, selfies, phone numbers, email, address or located related information. Apart from that, never send someone a personal picture online or on a cell phone. In case of internet purchases, never enter an area that costs money, requires a credit card, requires personal information, asks for password or requires user to hang up and dial another number without permission from a parent.
ii. Never meet someone.
If the user just recognize other people on social networking, for children, never agree to meet an individual without the parents or guardian at the agreed meeting location. For adulthood, if they had some business matter for example, they should let their partners, family or trusted friends know where they want to go and give details about that places or ask for their companion.
iii. Monitor the children’s social networking use and friend lists.
Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace are a very popular amongst younger users on because they allow them to communicate with friends and make new ones over the Internet. Unfortunately, these locations are also frequently visited by online predators because of online pictures and personal information posted by many of users participating on them. If parents allow the children to use these sites, make sure they are not posting personal information about themselves as mentioned earlier. Parents or the child are also strongly encourage to set up the...