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Step Thirteen - Maintaining Your Children’s Online Safety

Keep your children safe from PC and Online Security Threats

Children, very much like adults, are just as prone to computer and Internet security risks. Therefore, it is most important to always keep children safe and have all your data well protected.

The following are simple yet effective steps so that security threats could be dramatically reduced.

Implement the parental PC controls

It is always best to implement a kind of parental control when kids are making use of the computer. Luckily, there are ISPs available that could be purchased as separate software.

Nevertheless, bear in mind that a software program is really a very poor substitute for any authentic supervision that can be provided by a parent.

Through using Internet Explorer, it will allow anyone to most conveniently restrict or simply to not allow particular web sites to be seen. All this can be set up through passwords.

In order to see all these options, you should click on Tools on the menu bar, and then choose Internet Options, try to select the tab named Content, then click on the button named Enable under the Content Advisor.

It is also to your best advantage if you buy some software that will enable you to watch and monitor any and all the sites that your kids go to.

Partition your PC now, partition it right

It is also very much advisable to partition your personal computer into separate accounts. Many operating systems (these include the Mac, Windows XP, Linux) tend to provide users with the option to create different and various user accounts.

This functions well especially if you have that fear of your kid accessing, modifying or deleting your own files. Giving your child an account which is separate might decrease the access amount and the privileges that your child might have.

Use Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewalls

Software that might provide anti-virus activities will protect computers from any viruses that might destroy data, and help to prevent slow performance of your computer, will help to prevent crashes and doesn’t allow any spammers to infiltrate your e-mail.

Basically, this functions through scanning the computer and any incoming emails. If there are any of them which might contain viruses, they will be automatically deleted.

An anti-virus program which is effective should have constant and routine updates as well as antidotes for any latest bugs that might currently be in the Internet.

Meanwhile, firewalls have the possibility to keep any hackers away from your own computer thereby preventing them from gaining access to any of your personal info without you’re your express permission.

Basically, a firewall is a guard that will watch out for any attempts from the outside to access your personal computer system. It will also block communications to and from sources that don’t have your permission. As much as you can, try to always turn your firewall on and update it regularly.
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