How to get your kids interested in cyber security?

Getting less tech-savvy family members, especially teenagers and younger children, interested in computer security is a thankless task. It is necessary to teach them the implications of security breaches along with the importance of preventive measures.

Children and young adults are more vulnerable to security risks like viruses, phishing websites and other worms. Moreover, they are also exposed to social media risks and scams that use social engineering to convince victims to click on fake links or provide personal information. Cyberbullying is another danger of social media, as are online predators and other attackers.

We must assume that younger members in a household need greater guidance and help with security matters since it is in their nature to be curious and slightly careless. Every parent has their own way to handle such issues but one needs to ensure that such dangers are being handled in the right manner.

Implement a degree of fun in the learning process
When one involves an element of fun for youngsters, the response received is better and faster. There are multiple tools and interactive programs that can be used for this. Children love playing games so if one interlaces the learning in a gamification process, the rewards reaped are positive.

Effectively communicate the risks involved
It is crucial to talk to young individuals and to clearly explain the risks of security hazards. Children need to understand why something is wrong. If this teaching is imparted with real world examples it will be processed and understood better. This involves a fair amount of research and study by a parent, so this is something one should be prepared for.

Do not impose unreasonable rules
As children approach their teenage years, excessive rules and limitations worsen things. If a parent sets unreasonable computer usage rules that are not negotiable, the youngster will simply access the Internet from someplace else. One needs to encourage healthy communication. This involves acceptance that there is objectionable content over the web and being prepared for the day a child is exposed to such material.

Make use of appropriate tools
Quick Heal offers a Parental Control feature that must be used wisely for this very purpose. It allows the use of content filters for age appropriate content, usage controls for enforced time limits, usage management tools that embed learning with usage and various options for monitoring as well.

Here are some more points about cyber security to discuss with children:

  • Where is the Internet primarily accessed from?
  • What are the rules for web access from smartphones?
  • How much time is spent online?
  • What is the web mainly used for?
  • Are social media guidelines being followed?
  • Is there awareness about safety precautions for online financial transactions?
  • Is there awareness about pornographic and violent content?

For more information on Quick Heal Parental Control and how to configure it effectively, click on the following link:

Parenting online and Quick Heal Parental Control

Quick Heal helps you keep yourself and your family updated about the latest security threats. Internet security cannot be achieved instantly; it is a continuous and delicate process. Importantly, children should not be discouraged from sharing their online experiences.

Rahul Thadani

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swapnil
swapnil
8 years ago

Thanks Rahul.

MANOJ
MANOJ
8 years ago

Thanks Rahul

Milind
Milind
8 years ago

Thanks for such good information

subodh kolabkar
subodh kolabkar
8 years ago

It is very useful to update our awareness/alertness. Thanx a lot.

subodh kolabkar
subodh kolabkar
8 years ago

For parents it is very useful.

Milind
Milind
8 years ago

Thanks

ramesh
ramesh
8 years ago

i regularly get pop-ups when i use internet.in the settings the pop-ups are ticked as blocked without any exceptions and i also have uninstalled recent downloads.What can be the possible reasons for the pop-ups and how to avoid them?

thank you

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jitendra prasad
8 years ago

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jitendra prasad
8 years ago

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NITIN
8 years ago

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Vikas Ghode
8 years ago

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Vikas Ghode
8 years ago

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Anil
Anil
8 years ago

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YSubbaRao
YSubbaRao
8 years ago

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debdas Banerjee
8 years ago

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falkan
8 years ago

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santosh k
santosh k
8 years ago

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santosh k
8 years ago

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santosh k
santosh k
8 years ago

Thanks for your advice.

Dr Avnesh Sharma
Dr Avnesh Sharma
8 years ago

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Universal internet center
Universal internet center
8 years ago

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khalid mehmood
khalid mehmood
8 years ago

thnks for your concern

TP Mandal
TP Mandal
8 years ago

Thanks

david
david
8 years ago

Nice and helpful article.

Thanks

Swami
Swami
8 years ago

First of all, all social media sites and excessive internet savvy teachings and more computer usage by childrens should be banned. Childrens should first be allowed to study, play, grow with friends as they have time. Once they are in their colleges, then the computer education can imparted as one can easily learn computer, interest and other IT applications within few months. So it should not be necessary to push kids into computer world so early.

manju vashist
manju vashist
8 years ago

thanx a million Rahul. I did not knew about it.

Vasudevachar.A
Vasudevachar.A
8 years ago

Nice Advise

Mahesh Raj
Mahesh Raj
8 years ago

It is very useful to update our alertness.be carefull Thanx a lot.

Mahesh Raj
Mahesh Raj
8 years ago

It is very useful to update our awareness/alertness.be carefull . Thanks a lot.

Mahesh Raj
Mahesh Raj
8 years ago

It is very useful to update our awareness/alertness. Thanx a lot.

D D BELAMKAR
D D BELAMKAR
8 years ago

Dear Rahul
Thank You very much for the Information shared by you,
I have started using it & found wonderful, It helps me to releaved from my worries.
Thanks to Quickheal Team,
Regards,
D.D.Belamkar
CEO
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jaafar
jaafar
8 years ago

nice and helpful information.

thank you ( Rahul )

jitender singh
jitender singh
8 years ago

thanks

prakash ahire
prakash ahire
8 years ago

It is good information & guidance

Mehul Solanki
Mehul Solanki
8 years ago

specially for parents, nice and helpful matter … good

Soumitro mukherzi
Soumitro mukherzi
8 years ago

Thanks Mr Thadani for upgrading our awareness.

VIJAY KUMAR TIWARI
VIJAY KUMAR TIWARI
8 years ago

Thanks for your suggesation

B.K.Mallick
B.K.Mallick
8 years ago

Thank U Rahul for ur guidance.

Garba Sheyin
Garba Sheyin
8 years ago

This information is quite educative,implementable and sure to be rewarding. Thanks.

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Jayanto
8 years ago

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Prakash Parida
Prakash Parida
8 years ago

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Dr. ilyas
8 years ago

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pritesh gadge
8 years ago

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narasimharao
8 years ago

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8 years ago

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akash
8 years ago

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MANISH BAJPAI
8 years ago

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P.K Das
P.K Das
8 years ago

It is very useful to update for all awareness/alertness. Thanx a lot for valuble information.

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Md.Raja
8 years ago

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Md.Raja
Md.Raja
8 years ago

First of all, all social media sites and excessive internet savvy teachings and more computer usage by childrens should be banned. Childrens should first be allowed to study, play, grow with friends as they have time. Once they are in their colleges, then the computer education can imparted as one can easily learn computer, interest and other IT applications within few months. So it should not be necessary to push kids into computer world so early.

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