Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fortify CHILDREN FROM DANGER FACEBOOK

Because of its popularity, the teenagers were competing to throw themselves into the sea of social media without the depth of it. They use these networks use them as adults. Menshare pictures, connect with friends, organizing events and playing games. And this could invite trouble. In general, Facebook provides a way safe for all ages to communicate with their friends. However, as reported by many media, social networks can be dangerous places, and children are the most risky. However, with proper guidance, you can teach baby about the dangers of social media and provide them the tools to protect themselves from online predators, protect personal information, maintain an online reputation and avoid dangerous downloads that can harm your PC.


Up kid 
Although legal requirements for children must be at least 13 years old to sign up on Facebook, but there is no perfect age verification system, the proof many children use this network. Team safety and public-policy of up to realize your audience young, and this website apply privacy settings specifically for under 18 years old. Users aged between 13 and 17, in up privacy policy, referred to as "a Slightly different experience". Children do not have a public search listing when they sign up, so that their account was not found on search engines outside Facebook. Settings 'Everyone' is not as wide open setting for adults. If children's privacy settings set to 'Everyone', it covers only friends, friends of friends, and people who are in work or school network ¬ children is concerned. However, the setting of 'Everyone' is still possible mensearch adult children by name and send it to a friend are requesting (and vice versa), if the owner does not account manually change it. Only the people in the network of 'Friends of Friends' children who could send a message. Up recently opened the service (service) base location (location) called Places, which has some restrictions for users early age. Kids can menshare their location through Places only with people on the list of friends, even if their privacy settings set to 'Everyone'. About children who lie to their age, Facebook has a way to verify age. If, for example, a 19-year-old children more often have friends with children aged 13-14 years, and he seems to share more photos, then Facebook will suspect this user is actually 12 or 13 years old and up will memflag page of this child for performed deletion or give warnings.

Protecting Personal Information 
Although with the privacy policy for children who applied up, personal information of children still wide open. Accounts up the children are beginning their online tracks (online footprint) and they should understand this reality seriously, because this could affect his reputation now and in the future when they mengukuti college entrance test or applying for a job. Up public-policy representative Nicky Jackson Colaco encourage parents to explain to their children about the importance of protecting online identities. Maintain communication with the baby's openness is the key to understand exactly how they use Facebook. "I never let my children play ball sepok without protection and this pemahaman.permainan, and is similar to Facebook," said Colaco. If you have a Facebook profile, try to send your child's friend request does not need as a spying tool or tool spy, but to remind your baby's presence in the online world. If you do not have an account, ask your child show their profile. This will help familiarize yourself with the privacy controls and other settings on a website. Nothing wrong with you also view photos and wall posts your son to memastikari photos and posts according to their age. Remind to your baby about the Internet in general, but particularly up, not a special zone adult children can see what's on their profile. When children have something to hide, they should make up profile with under your control, or have a parent-friendly account and a separate account for their fellow comrades. If they show a profile that seems content was not eligible, this early warning. And PC and web monitoring tool can take over the task in this sector. Finally, discuss the privacy setting up with your daughter, and show how to activate it to the highest level of security. Emphasize that Facebook is the place to gather friends and not strangers. Therefore, ask him to change the privacy settings to 'friends only'. Once again, remind you again to be more careful what they post on status updates, online sharing over the article could have an impact on the real world.


Combating Cyberbullying 
Research conducted at the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (Marc) shows, if the online behavior of adults tend on average, while children and teenagers more likely to express something very surprising. The kids believe in an online statement 'not considered' because they are still children. Because children tend to believe they are not accountable enough for their online actions, up to a place convenient to the target of bullying. You can not prevent the baby from online bullying, but you can help them stop this "pelecehan". Marc offers some guidelines to handle cyberbullying (can be downloaded at tinyurl.com/27bm6be). But of all the recommended advice is to communicate directly with your children, jan gan ¬ afraid you are involved in this problem. If you find your child is abused, she should reduce the hours of access to relevant websites, or flag abuse had been blocked for the administrator. If this action is also happening at school, tell the principal so that they too can contribute to intervene. Facebook also provides a facility which allows you to report abuse problems, and recommend users do this. But what if you find your son is the abuser? Elizabeth Englander from Marc recommend you discuss this with your child that the abuse on the internet (cyberbullying) is a painful action, and could lead to action that is more tragic suicide. Try to give them the understanding that they can react to peer pressure facing them, or you-you may have contributed to retaliate against someone who has hurt the feelings of others in a way they did before.


Stranger Danger 
Earlier this year, Peter Chapman was convicted of robbing, raping and killing 17-year girl he met on Facebook. Chapman, a Sex Offender, create a false profile and pretend to age 17 years to get the trust of the victim. In fact, he was 32 years old. Despite efforts to keep the website up from its predators, but this system has not proved successful and perfect. Facebook has banned the sex Offender and Sex Offender in 2008 all that has been recognized removed from this website. However, Chapman's case proves predators still found a way to menculasi system. As mentioned earlier, you can restrict your privacy settings so that the children interact directly only with people they know and, more importantly, you can hide information like age children, school and full names of his friends spied on people who are not direct. Emphasize to your child the importance of avoiding people they do not know in the real world. Even stranger profile mentions them all your son and his school nearby, this profile could be a trap. Your daughter can report to up about a stranger who tried to contact her or invite inappropriate activity.


Monitoring temperament 
If you want more able to monitor the baby's temperament online, you can use several effective tool even though the decision level monitoring equipment in your hands. McGruff Safeguard software, for example, perform online monitoring is more extreme. It can record every movement that your kids do on the internet, start instant-message logs to the typed keyword in Google. People can more closely monitor their children and discuss any mannerism that found dangerous or inappropriate. Do you use a monitoring software tool or not, experts agree that regular communication with the baby on the use of online access is the most important element in keeping them safe and always aware of the dangers the web.


Third-party Applications 
Many third-party applications on Facebook is aimed directly for the teenager is often a game, discussion rooms and the like. Unfortunately many children do not understand that the components up was actually not made up and therefore they have different terms of service. Worse yet, some external download link of these components can contain malware. Sunbelt Software reported some of these suspicions. Anticipating this, make sure you update your antivirus program and ad-blocking software (ad blocking software) which can catch the malware. Talk with your child about the habit of speed reading (skimming) the terms of service and privacy policies before they agree to download an application. And recommend that they do not open links that are posted on the wall of someone who is not known.


Source: Komputek Magazine Issue 709 

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