Internet Hazards to Children
The majority of people can make use of the internet without limitation of time and distance as long as they have internet gadgets. Both parents and children use Internet gadgets without limitation. Internet has advantages and disadvantages to everyone that uses them especially among children. Using the internet, can be an excellent platform for children to interact with one another and read meaningful information that can help them later. However, for this to benefit them, it needs to be regulated by parents to ensure that they don’t get caught up in the danger of internet. Discussed in this article are some dangers that can affect children from the internet is not controlled.
Some content found on the internet are not suitable for children. When ideas are being posted in the media, most of the time it does not limit the audience to whom it is being displayed. When children are using online platforms such as Google, Facebook or Twitter they may be exposed to content such as pornography or drugs that may ruin their innocence. Sometimes upright children may be influenced by their age mates to check contents on the internet that is not suitable for them. For parents who are not aware of what their children are doing, they may discover when it is too late that their children are into internet dangers.
Sometimes people use internet platforms to embarrass others with worse effects falling on children. Children like to share content such as photos with one another or even post them on social media. When the photos have been shared anyone is free to comment as long as they can assess the platform where it has been posted. Some children may use the information they have seen on internet platforms to bully others. Parents should protect children from humiliation because of their psychological maturity. If it is not checked in time, a child can be depressed to the extent of taking extreme measures to deal with their embarrassment.
The danger of uncontrolled internet to children is the addiction power of internet. Children who have been hooked into internet are always thinking about things they would have wanted to do on the internet which is why their concentration on other matters is down. Children that have been addicted to the internet, may be inactive and withdraw from other vital events such as school. The parents should limit the use of the Internet among the children to prevent internet addiction. Children whose full attention is in the internet, may fail to know when there are opportunities meant for them which may be lost. A wise parent will control the use of the Internet among their children to protect them from the risks mentioned above.