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Hey Kid..Be Safe & Smart on the Internet

Keep your Kids Safe Online

Culture is a continuoulsy evolving Universe where we play our roles and pass it own to generations where the evolution continues with or without us. There are no boundaries and no limits. Such is the world of Cyber Digispace. The Internet has become an integral part of todays Culture and It is there to stay especially in the lives of our Kids – the Generation Y+Z. The Internet today plays a very important role in the life of a Kid. At Home, in School , Libraries and whenever wherever they have some free time, The Social Media network today has become their best Buddy. Though Computers, Tablets and Mobile phones can be beneficial for staying connected, enhance social relations, it can also be dangerous and are of concern if not accessed in a moderate amount and right way. Therefore we are trying to create awareness among the Kids to be Safe & Smart on the Internet.Say No to strangers Online.

The kids today – especially the pre-teens and the mid-teens(10 years to 15years old) are easily able to access internet through multiples devices at Home and they discover many new things. Therefore it also becomes very important to ensure that they are protected from inappropriate and dangerous contacts and contents on the Internet.


Contacting strangers online and sharing contact details to strangers can be fatal and hazerdous 

The world is moving with the speed of thoughts and everyone wants to jump on the Cyber space. Today the kid with the maximum followers on Instagram or thousands of friends on Facebook is considered the coolest guy or girl in the campus. While some of them would difinilty be friends, there are many unwanted strangers who also become part of our friends list and get to know everything about us.

Today, we can’t live without it because most of our life revolve around it – whether it’s our kid’s, school teachers, colleagues, friends or family, these apps have become the primary channel of communication. The fact that these apps are super convenient, easy to use and on-the-go does not hurt either.

Cyber Bullying lessons for Kidshttps://youtu.be/uuC2W-YCfMY


But as with every good thing, it is only beneficial when used in moderation. This is where it is becoming a crisis, especially for younger kids who are not mature enough to understand themselves.  
But as with every good thing, it is only beneficial when used in moderation. This is where it is becoming a crisis, especially for younger kids who are not mature enough to understand themselves.  

How exactly is the Cyber World affecting kids?

Social media communication has become the chore of their life. With the medium of photos and videos, kids can see all sorts of activities their friends are engaging in which makes them feel left out. This builds a lot of pressure to show what’s happening in their lives too. In order to get the validation, they might end up spending their parents’ money or engage in activities just to snap them, not actually enjoy it. Take for example a family vacation; rather than enjoying the beautiful scenery or spending time with your family, a lot of kids will only be bothered about getting the right snaps and videos and new display pictures. In the process forgetting about the actual world around them.

This has become a very unhealthy way of expression.

  • Outdoor/Indoor physical games are replaced with mobile games, X-BOX etc. This has multiple disadvantages according to psychological study. Kids prefer to play mobile games instead of playing games with friends. This is leading to lot of health issues because of lack of physical activities.
  • Kids get so much engrossed that every time mind is thinking about what should be the strategy, what should be my next move. This is creating lot of frustration and making them to think about 2 extreme scenarios either prove or surrender. 

Choose Physical Friends then Virtual Internet Friends

  • Brain is so much busy in thinking about mobile games that is killing their Creativity, Innovation ability, Social Communication with family and friends. Because their mind is busy thinking all the time and many kids face difficulty of sleep deprive. This is also leading to psychological depression. 
  • Games are designed so powerful that kids starts enjoying pleasure of SUCCESS after completing challenges thrown by gaming apps. Their self confidence boost up with false achievements. Day by day they engross so much that they forget about the real world and start living in virtual world. We have seen so many cases where kids took extreme actions by compromising their safety.

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Social Medial Security lessons for Kids

Although there is positive side of Social and Multimedia use but if used moderate and in the correct way. As kids are so innocent and flexible, there is a need to guide them in right direction. To keep the positive side of Digital Space, it is very important to tell them DOs and DONTs and all small nuances of Digital Space so that they do not fall prey to the dark side of social media. 

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EliteCISOs has taken up social initiative to create Cyber Awareness for kids. Here are initial videos and we will come out with many more enriched content in future. Request everyone to “Like, Subscribe” if you like it. Lets join hands and spread awareness as much as possible.Remember, training early in life can create behavior changes that will build safer Internet habits. Kids prone to cyber dangers will be equipped with skills and knowledge that will make difference in their digital lifestyle.

Let us all join hands together to make our kids Safe and Smart on the Internet.

Here are initial  videos and we will come out with many more enriched content in future. Request everyone to “Like, Subscribe”  if you like it. Lets join hands and spread awareness as much as possible.Kids be Safe & Smart on the Internet. Say No to strangers Online

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Here are initial videos and we will come out with many more enriched content in future. Request everyone to “Like, Subscribe” if you like it. Lets join hands and spread awareness as much as possible. Should you have any queries, pls feel free to ask me or drop your queries and comments below.

The author is a highly recommended senior IT security professional and the above blog content are personal views on how to make the society better and safer place to Live In.

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One thought on “Hey Kid..Be Safe & Smart on the Internet

  1. Thanks for such simplified yet effect thots on creating cyber awareness around kids. It is badly needed in the current over-speeding society

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