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How to Keep you Kids Safe Online

An incident happened yesterday that made this post have a personal touch for me. While discussing content with my friend, he shared a heart-wrenching story about a 9-year-old boy named James who was caught watching inappropriate content on his phone. It truly saddened us all. It made me reflect on how challenging it can be to keep our kids safe online when explicit content seems to be everywhere we turn. Here are a couple of friendly tips to help protect your children online:

1. Stay Tech-Savvy: As parents, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by technology, but it's crucial to educate ourselves about the latest apps, games, and social media platforms our kids are using. You don't have to become an expert overnight, but engaging in conversations with your children about what they're exploring online creates an opportunity for them to share any concerns or unfamiliar things they come across. 

2. Parental Controls and Monitoring: Take advantage of parental control tools and software to limit access to inappropriate content and keep an eye on your children's online activities. Familiarize yourself with the safety features available on the devices, apps, and websites they use. This way, you can have peace of mind while they explore the digital world.