How to Keep Your Children Safe Online
In generations past it was far easier to monitor everything a child saw, heard or interacted with throughout their day. The radio could simply be switched off; a magazine intended for adults would be stocked on a higher shelf out of their reach. Today however, the Internet has become as omnipotent and invasive a technology as any that humanity has ever created. In the digital world, watching out for content your child should avoid is often a much more complex challenge to solve. So, what can you do?
1 – Age Verification Is A Start
Obviously we believe that the recent decision by the government to enact a system where materials intended for adults require the online user to verify that they are in fact an adult prior to being granted access. Having each adult obtain a free Age Verification certification online, is an important way to reestablish the barrier between children and adult content… but that’s not a magical panacea all by itself.
2 – Communicate Openly with Your Children
Even more important than any governmental regulation, is the simpler notion that parents should communicate openly with their children. Ask what they have been up to, look into what they are watching or reading and see if you can have a conversation aimed at guiding them toward constructive usage of their time. There is no substitute for good parenting, and that all begins with being accurately aware of what your children do when you are with them or when they are out of you sight.
3 – Childproofing Software Is Available
AVSecure and Age Verification more generally does not in any way prevent someone from accessing materials online that are suitable to their age. We also do not invade anyone’s privacy or diminish their anonymity. There are software solutions on the market that can be added to your browser or to your computer operating system which are designed to “lock out” individual users from certain types of content. These are products and services you can acquire on your own and install if you desire.
AVSecure is an excellent way to give the public a general layer of protection to begin the important work of restoring a veil of security between children and content intended for a mature audience. It is our intention to do all we can to assist and support parents who seek to raise their children in a responsible manner. While no single solution will be entirely effective, by working together and using a level-headed approach to keeping kids safe, we are confident that children can be better protected online and we thank you for your efforts in helping us to make it happen.