With virtues, comes vice and kids blogging is not an exception. Right from the beginning, the Internet has been both praised and criticized for the widest availability of information that is an immense help and also misused a lot.
Kids blogging is such a thing that started as a means to sharpen the creative edges of the kids’ minds. But in the long run, kids blogging started to cause enough headaches for parents. Today’s kids like to match steps with their global counterparts and this is the driving force to go for extensive blogging. You will also find kids of 9 to 10 logged into the kids blogging sites. Though some of the kids blogging sites are really helpful for your kids to brush up their creative and literary skills, still, most of the rest have been reported to contain objectionable contents.
Often parents are not allowed by their kids to interfere with their online activities. And in many such cases, the parents on a sudden opportunity have found content that hardly conforms to their child’s mental maturity. Kids blogging content often includes racial hatred, violent mindset, cyber bullying, seductive and vulgar images of themselves, weird hobbies and also sharing of personal information.
Kids love to make friends online and the most challenging impediment for the parents to control their activities is that disconnecting the internet connection doesn’t help at all. Kids will cite their friends who all make friends online and it’s impossible to restrict your kids’ outside activities.
- Teach your child the importance of anonymity and encourage them not to share personal information with any unknown person online.
- Learn the tech language they speak in and you will be able to track their activities online.
- Be tech savvy and use parental control software to block sites likely to be harmful for your child.
- Get your child introduced with the good, safe but interesting sites to divert their attention from the vicious ones.