There are various challenges that parents have to face while raising their children, some of the challenges are easily sorted out, but some of them require quite a bit of research and planning. Especially when it comes to protecting your children from sexual or adult content online, parents really need to do some serious homework and ensure that their children are completely protected.
Online games are a great source of education and mind shaping exercises for kids but there are some games and gaming websites that may not be suitable for children. Not only images are unsuitable but language, behavior of characters or animations can also convey negative mindset to the kids and can be very disappointing for you as a parent. Following are some steps that you must take to keep your kid away from such online content:
Tips to keep kids safe while playing online games.
Some games offer a chat board as well, where multiple layers can integrate with each other. In addition to being able to send text messages to each other, they can also send and receive voice messages. You should MUTE your system to prevent your kid from talking with strangers online, as they may learn bad language from the strangers online.
Even after muting the system you may feel the need of blocking some of the strangers that look un-suitable for your child. Or alternative you can allow only a set of strangers (or friends) that can play/interact with your child while all others would be blocked.
the main reason of huge success and popularity of online games is the ability to invite and challenge other players to play with you, this result in kids getting connected to a lot of strangers that they don’t know anything about. Ensure that you have access to your kids account so that you can monitor the activity and friends of your kid. This will allow you as a parent to filter out strangers that look dangerous for your kid`s character and attitude.
You should be reporting the players with bad behavior or unsuitable content to the publisher of the game. Also speak to your kid on why they are connected to such strangers and block them as soon as you can in addition to reporting to the authorities.
Play It Yourself
Getting involved in the game yourself will give you a better view of the game and the community. You would be able to understand the psyche and attitude of the game. Playing the game with your kids will allow you to build up understanding and trust with your kids.
Location Of PC
Putting the PC in a location in the house which is visible to all the people is a great way to ensure the kids are not able view or engage in any explicit content.
Although online gaming offers many benefits to kids, it is critical to keep an eye what they are playing and with whom. Modern technology allows you take several measures that can protect your kid from getting exposed to unsuitable content.