Social media sites can be very risky. Parents and other adults need to create rules and regulations to govern and monitor the usage of the internet. With these restrictions, cyberbullying, depression, and the misuse of these sites can be prevented. Teens that use the internet without supervision or rules are more likely to experience cyberbullying. Along with cyberbullying, teens can also go through depression from believing in everything they read on the internet.
Although, I agree that parents need to give their kids their space in the internet considering that the internet is now an important source of freedom and sometimes the only source of freedom for teenagers. Over protective parents also harm their kids by not letting them learn from their mistakes, kids are not developing the skills to confront the struggles of the world, and kids won’t really know what their personality without their parents watching them all the time. The best way parents can help their children is not by motoring what they do in the internet but by having good communication with their kids and by teaching them values and morals because their kids will encounter dangers wherever they go and parents can’t be with them all the time. Therefore, parents must teach their kids what to do in a situation of danger or even how to avoid those situations. Kids now want to be more independent and have more freedom which might scare some if not most parents.
Violent scenes and uncensored sexual material cause serious damage for childhood development, as they can cause children to be aggressive and lonely adults. The first solution for protecting children from these harms is internet blocking and filtering programs. Although they come to forefront by means of their easy usage properties, most of the time filtering programs cannot provide an overall coverage from the internet’s harm. Therefore, parents should have involved in this process by monitoring and helping their children. Moreover media lessons which inform students about the internet’s harm can be very helpful for children.
It is control information from being easy to reach it. Parents who wish to protect their children have to use intelligent filtering software that ensuring children are using trusted sites and resource, also deny them from accessing unappreciated sites (Dr.Brenda, n.d.). There are many reasons for parents to censor the information such as: protecting children from pornographic materials, Internet addiction, and social behavior. Parents believe that the Internet censorship is protecting our children from accessing pornographic material and harmful information. The visiting of sexually sites by 40% of Children is either on purpose or accidently (DeAngelis, 2007).
Thus, if your child is sending offensive messages; you should chastise them by taking away their device or ban their social media account and teach them the importance of cyber-bullying. Families that have experienced the dark side of social media would stand for laws to protect our youth while online. If laws are not passed that should not stop parents from practicing safe Internet tips with their youth. Therefore, parents should not wait to inform their child the importance of not meeting strangers on-line or how harsh words can effect someone; however, if it is not said in person. Parents should also monitor their child’s actions online until they have become an appropriate age.
Too much time online limits a child's well-rounded development by taking the place of friends, schoolwork, sports and other activities. While on the Internet, it is probable that one will get carried away and lose track of time. Since being on the Internet is so time consuming, it is possible for anyone to get addicted. Any parent that values his child’s mental and physical well being should avoid this. Easy access to sites promoting hatred, violence, drugs, cults, and other things not appropriate for children, is another great hazard of the Internet.
Some parents think that you should be able to trust your child and that he or she should already know and understand the dangers of the Internet. I think parents’ concern for the security of their children does override their right to privacy. I would not want my parents to know everything about my daily routine and girl talk but there needs to be an open communication between parents and kids that creates tr... ... middle of paper ... ...a betrayal of trust. Spying on your child is wrong because if parents do this it shows that they do not fully trust them. It would definitely darken the relationship between parents and children.
In order to prevent the improper use of social media by teenagers, parents must do a better job monitoring their children. A majority of issues caused by youth using social networks could easily be avoided with proper parenting skills. A reason many parents fail to realize they could control their children's use of social media is their lack of responsibility. Many parents choose to blame social media and other things for their children's actions instead of understanding that it is partially their faults as well. Authors like Dana Fleming unintentionally help to fuel these parents by giving them reason... ... middle of paper ... ...f improper social network use by monitoring their children's actvity, befriending them online, and in more drastic cases preventing them from creating online profiles altogether.
Children are especially vulnerable because they may not be aware that what they are seeing is bad for there. It is true that many children and teenag... ... middle of paper ... ...d by the media both in a negative and positive way, but it is the parents’ job to determine in which way their children will be influenced. The parents are the only person capable of preventing the media from influencing their children. This can be a very difficult task because in our modern culture many parents rely on television as a form a babysitter or distraction for their kids. Parents should try to limit the amount of time children spend watching television and surfing the Internet.
Internet Censorship Many people think that the internet censorship it the best way to keep children or adolescents away from dangerous sites on the internet. Most people use this censorship because it helps their children keep safe from any predators on the internet. More of these sites have this kind of censorship because of any harassment online to any adolescents or children. Cyber Bulling Cyber Bulling has become a big impact among adolescents. Adolescents have an excessive amount of time on the internet, so that’s more time for a teen to get bullied or harassed on the internet.