ARE YOU WOR­RIED THAT THEY MIGHT BE EX­POSED TO CON­TENT NOT SUIT­ABLE FOR THEM? WHAT DO YOU DO TO SHIELD THEM FROM SUCH EX­PO­SURE?

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Yes, it is a mat­ter of con­cern as chil­dren can’t dis­tin­guish good from bad. Par­ents need to keep tab on what their chil­dren are up to in the on­line world. My smart­phones are pass­word-en­abled so that my neph­ews and nieces don’t have ac­cess to them all the time. It is dif­fi­cult to track con­tent that chil­dren ac­cess on­line. They are very smart and some­how man­age to ac­cess Web or play games on phones. We need to ed­u­cate chil­dren on the dan­gers that they might be ex­posed to due to such in­dul­gence. No, I am not wor­ried as such but reg­u­lar mon­i­tor­ing is the need of the hour. Chil­dren usu­ally start slowly with light con­tent but they grad­u­ally start ac­cess­ing stuff not suit­able for their age group. Aware­ness is cru­cial in this re­gard.

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