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Teaching The Internet Safety For Your Children

There is no doubt that the internet is one of the greatest inventions in our time. It has made our life’s become simpler and more convenient especially in communication and information. Information from anywhere in the world can be acquired in a matter of minutes.

Unfortunately this vast information technology development also has unfortunate side especially for our children. Many uncontrollable, random, free and dangerous information are flooding the internet, sometimes without any filter. Our children minds and mental or psychology’s that is not fully developed will be affected with these kind information. Therefore it is our jobs as their parents and guardians to teach them properly about internet safety.

There are many internet aspects that are threatening our children safety. But many of them can be classified into these basic threats.

Online abuse

There are many people who target children or children predator on the internet for many purposes such as bullying, violence, sexual approach, engagement and assault, social background and many more. They can easily pretend to be someone else to get children attention. There are many way for them to do it such as in online forums, chat, gaming, email, social media and many other online interactions. Basically many children have naive thought, in the spirit of friendship they can easily accept and welcome any introduction and interaction from stranger especially if the strangers claim themselves as children too.

Unsafe websites

There are many website that fill with dangerous and unsafe information that can be accessed by children easily and freely such as violence, fanatic ideology, hatred to particular or many social backgrounds, porn and many more.  If your children access the internet from your own home computer you can easily prevent and blocked these websites so the children cannot access it with many internet safety software and computer program that can acquire easily from many source. But with the development of technology and communication, the children can access the internet from any place without your supervisions. Therefore you must teach them properly and make them understand about the danger of those websites.

Unsafe program and fishing

With their great curiosity, people can easily lure and tricked children to click any link or download any program or file without suspicious. This can make children unintentionally let any dangerous software or program such as viruses, worm, Trojans, spyware into your personal computer or any gadget that can access the internet. These programs will damage your gadget performance, and personal file and data. Some of them can even steal your important personal data such as financial or banking and your working data.

Although there are many other internet threat that threatening your children safety, it does not mean that you should prohibited and prevent them from accessing the internet. But with proper teaching and learning from you, hopefully can help them to avoid the internet threat.

Sibling Fight

We all understand about the siblings fight. Unfortunately without realizing it, many parents make the condition worse. Like when parents shout at the children to stop fighting they’re taught the children that shouting is a proper way to communicate. In fact, children eventually will yell more often since they see their parents communicating in that way.
So what the parents should do to handle sibling fighting effectively?

1.) Teach kids how to resolve conflicts.
parents should taught kids the different way they can use when they have a conflict with their sibling, like talking it out, ignoring, apologizing, walking away, and compromising. Kids need to comprehend that sometimes the best solution to solve a conflict is to walk away or to ignore their siblings before the fight happens. And if the conflict cannot be avoided, they have to learn to express their thought in a manner way and the way to compromise so they comprehend the necessary concept of take and give. Finally, they have to learn to genuinely apologize when they misbehaved.

2.) Enforce consistent consequences.
Kids learn from mimicking their parent actions than their words, parents have to show kids the necessary to stop fighting with their siblings. There need to be consequences that applied forcefully when they fighting with their sibling. So you must prepare to apply determinedly with the consequence that you choose.

3.) Acknowledge kids when they’re getting along.
Acknowledge them when they’re getting along with each other. Let them know that you happy with the situation.

Teaching the Children through Astronomy

Children AstronomyAstronomy is perhaps the best science for teaching children. Astronomy-themed learning projects can help teach children not only astronomy but many subjects–reading, writing, math, history, geometry, chemistry, art, photography, etc. Almost any area of knowledge can be integrated into a children’s astronomy class or workshop.

Children are not only learning the fascinating subject of astronomy that has engaged children of all ages for centuries–the solar system, the planets, the stars, the nebula, the comets, the galaxies, the spaceships and space marvels, the telescopes–but astronomy can be the coordinating art and science.

There are many children’s astronomy websites online and also books that include experimental projects, data research projects, telescope projects (including “make your own telescope”). Astronomy can also teach children how to think and analyze. Writing can be taught via keeping astronomy journals.

Other children’s astronomy websites can be easily found via your favorite search engine. Astronomy-oriented toys, “space toys” and science kits are available. Also calendars, posters, print. Children can be encouraged to design their own posters and art prints, their own “astrographics.” There are also telescope stores that have novice telescopes for young astronomers.

As for astronomy software, there are wide ranges of astronomy software which can be educational. Some of this software is especially designed for children can also be found online. Again, children can be encouraged to create their own stickers, coloring books, and computer graphics and astronomy and space clip art.

So when teaching children art, writing, math or any subject, think astronomy, which has engaged children of all ages for ages.