How to keep children safe online 7

How Parents Can Keep Their Children Safe Online

There is a high increase in the use of the internet, especially with the young ones.The number of children using tablets, phones, computers and other electronic devices is constantly rising, which is why parents need to stay ahead and be aware of safety issues.

According to Child Wise (2016), a market research firm "children aged 5 to 16 spend an average of six and a half hours a day in front of a screen compared with around three hours in 1995". Teenage boys spend the longest time, with an average of about eight hours. 

Children spend most of their time playing video games, watching TV series, using their phones, computers or tablet. While this isn’t such a bad thing, it should be kept to a minimum. This is because children spending too much time on such devices can make them inactive. They miss out on childhood activities such as walking, jumping and active play etc; that are excellent for their physical, mental and cognitive development.

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