Your Questions About Internet Safety For Kids Games

Ruth asks…

How do I safety proof my laptop for my 6 yr old when he wants to play internet games?

He likes to use Cartoon Network and a couple others. I set him up on the laptop in the great room where his little sister and I are so I can keep an eye. However, today he somehow hit a link that had Sponge Bob and Patrick saying God da*% and who knows what else! He was already turned around asking me if this was a kid’s site and how to get him back to his games. How do I prevent this crap? Ideas? Yes, I am aware I could stop having him use it or sit beside him. However, I am a Mom of a 2 yr old who also needs my attention. Thanks in advance!
I tried the Internet Explorer parental control…I can’t find it…I am using Internet Explorer 9 for Vista Business. Ideas?

richmama answers:

Set up your privacy on the computer for what is allowed and not

Helen asks…

can someone help me with a conclusion please!!!?

i need some help with an ending/conclusion can someone help?
here is my paper
by the way im in grade 7.

With kids ages 8 to 18 spending on average 44.5 hours per week in front of screens, parent are increasingly concerned that screen time is robbing them of real world experiences.
Good morning/ afternoon judges teachers and students this morning I will talk to you about the ongoing concerns that parents have with their children and the Internet.

The Internet is a global network of interconnected computers, enabling users to share information along multiple channels. Typically, a computer that connects to the Internet can access information from a vast array of available servers and other computers by moving information from them to the computer’s local memory

Many youths today have fully integrated the Internet into their daily lives.
For most of use, the Internet is a positive and powerful space for socializing, learning, and engaging in public life. Along with the positive aspects of the Internet use come risks to safety, including the dangers of onlineharassment, bullying, and exposure to problematic and illegal content. Parents and caregivers should: educate themselves about the Internet and the ways in which their children use it, as well as about technology in general

The Internet today is a part of kids‘ natural environment. Most children have access to the Internet in their home. In 2000 there were 55,475,000 U.S. households with personal computers! If that’s one country can you imagine the total amount of computer users in the world? The Internet is an important tool for students to find and access information ranging in every subject they are learning. Understanding and using Internet and other technological tools can enhance the quality of education children receive.

Research has shown that 87% of all youth between the ages of 12 and 17 uses the Internet; of those youth 78% use the internet at school.
The Internet can be a wonderful resource for us kids. We can use it to research school reports, communicate with friends, and play interactive games. But something that most kids don’t know is that the Internet is not exactly what you call the safest thing to be on.

Schoolchildren are developing a “problem-solving deficit disorder”, and losing the ability to analyze. A better way, experts insist, is to encourage creativity. And the best remedy for this is to turn off the computer and stimulate children’s’ imaginations.
Beyond gaming, kids are filling their free time with other Internet activities: social networking, instant messaging ,blogging, downloading etc.

richmama answers:

Honestly, i think that your last paragraph would be good for a conclusion, but you may wanna talk about how this generation is known for it’s technology. There are young kids (younger than you!) who are teaching ADULTS how to do simple things on the computer. Computers/Internet is very convenient and if used right it can be very safe as well, but also the rate of obesity in children is increasing, more than it has been in the past. Of course it’s because kids spend all their time in front of a tv playing video games, or online doing God knows what for all those hours. Its important to limit time online and on computers because you don’t learn all the things you need to know about life, staring at a screen all the time.

ALSO, you should explain what a “problem-sloving deficit disorder” is, because i don’t know lol.

Feel free to use my words, but I advise you that if you do so, save this and then delete it afterwards haha. Good luck on your essay! I hope you get an A!

Lizzie asks…

Topics to talk about?

I am in the Moose Youth Awareness Program, where we talk to kids 4-9 years old about things that would help them make better choices in life.
My sister did bullying, nutrition, recylcing, and basic safety.
I am thinking about doing either personal hygiene(because of the swine flu news) or internet safety (because thats been an issue nowadays). Any other suggestions or any games that I could use for my two subjects? MAKE SURE THEY ARE AGE APPROPRIATE!

richmama answers:

Maybe you could consider discussing how to be good citizens and stewards of the earth. Or, discuss disabilities. There are a lot of kids who don’t understand how or why people are disabled. Or, discuss compassion. We see a lot of violence on TV and it is difficult for some kids to understand that others have feelings and feel pain.

Good for you. We need more people like you who are willing to demonstrate to our kids values and morals. Thanks for helping make the little ones aware.

Mark asks…

what should my tittle be?

hey i really need a title for my persuasive writing for tomorrow dose anybody have any suggestions???

please help me its for tomorrow

and tell me what you think

here it is….

Cell phones have become the new phenomenon in children lives now days. Kids bring them to sports practice, their friends house, the mall, the movies, and especially school. Some people think we bring them places just to text our friends, take pictures, or play games. But kids use their phones for much more important reasons then that.

Teachers always get mad when seeing kids texting and calling people at lunch or at recess, but do they really know who were texting and talking to and why. We could possibly be talking to our parents or elder siblings to pick us up from school today, or to bring us a lunch because we forgot ours. Most kids bring their phones for safety purposes. Possibly to let their parents know their okay, they arrived at school safety, or simply to pick us up because were not feeling well. The rule of not being allowed to bring a phone to school has become too strict among adolescence today. There are many free periods throughout the day when no school work is being done such as recess, lunch, on the bus, before and after school, and in the hallways. Phones should be allowed during these free periods without kids getting into any trouble. In my opinion, I think it should be allowed. Kids get in trouble for using their electronics all the time. Most of the usage happens at lunch and at recess. I do agree that phones should not be allowed during class time. Kids could use them as calculators to cheat on a test, go on the internet to look up an answer, and overall, get distracted while learning. However, I don’t understand what harm it would be doing to a child’s school work if phones were allowed at recess. This is one of the only times of the day that kids just get to relax, so what’s wrong with playing a game on your phone at recess with your friends. I do think that if the kids are abusing their phone use or if a child uses it in class, a teacher would be allowed to take their phone away. For those students who don’t have a phone, they may be allowed to bring some other sort of electronic to school such as an I-pod or a portable game station (P.S.P). This rule will help eliminate jealousy from other kids.

Banning cell phone use at school is somewhat drastic. People shouldn’t generalize certain circumstances when a child is on their phone. Usually it’s not the child calling out, but parents calling in to make sure their children are safe. There are a lot of good things that come out of having a phone handy on you at school. If possibly there is bad weather and my bus to take me home is running late, I can pick up my phone and call my mom and let her know I’m alright. Or when I go on a class trip such as Niagara Falls, my mom felt very comfortable and confident that she could just pick up her phone and call me to see how I was doing. The fact of the matter is that almost all children over the age of eight have a cell phone and a phone plan being paid by their parents. This proves that phones are a necessity in some kids’ lives. If used correctly and not abused, phones are a good thing to have with you at school.

please help… it would be appreciated

richmama answers:

You make a good argument IF and I mean “if” the user is a responsible person. The problem is that the few abusive users will interfere with the rights of others, no matter how small their numbers are. It only takes one ringing cell phone to disrupt the entire class. All students are guaranteed their right to a public education and teachers are protected by law from any interference while performing their jobs. The quality of public education is of major concern in this country. You have perceived the cell phone as a “necessity” at school but it is not necessary. It is just something you desire to have at your disposal. Your rights end when they interfere with another person’s rights.

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