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  1. Post added by julia_Gomes10h ago
    Dividend Stock Tips from the Experts

    You can read thousands of books and online articles on investment tips and strategies, and still don't know anything about investments. In books you will find complicated... (more)

  2. Post added by julia_Gomes10h ago
    A rocking hero who kills all your heart is your Dion Timmer

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  3. Post added by CarolinPetterson12h ago
    How to Decorate Your Outdoor Space

    A backyard could probably be the most valuable asset of modern homes. While living in a spacious flat is quite nice, owning a house with lots of outdoor space is even better. The... (more)

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    Wholesome wedding planning online

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  5. Post added by julia_Gomes19h ago
    Everything You Need to Know About Poplin, Twill and Broadcloth Shirts

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  6. Post added by iamshishirThu
    7 Effective Ways to Protect Your Children Online

    As with the physical world, there is a dark side to the internet too. Kids, being all too innocent, can easily stray, and may get negatively affected by it permanently. As for us, we are the pre-internet generation, and have no idea how to protect our kids from the unsavory side of this omnipresent technology. So, here are some effective tips to help you protect your children from the malicious side of the internet.

     

    Be a Part of Their Cyber World

    As a parent, you should be part of your child’s social world. In addition to the real world, this also includes their social media and other online accounts. You should be aware of who they are talking to, who they are befriending, and what they are doing on social media platforms. Ask them to add you as their friends on their social accounts. This allows you to monitor them from a distance. Also, it offers you the opportunity to teach your kids what is right and what is wrong to say in a public platform like Facebook. If they find something to be wrong to say to you, then it is wrong to write it on their profiles, tweets, and walls, as well.

     

    Know All of Their Passwords

    From time to time, you should take a closer look at your children’s activities. Your children do not always tell you everything. Sometimes, they are too embarrassed to talk about something bad that is happening to them; sometimes, they don’t know that something bad is happening to them; at times, they may be forced to stay quiet. So, ask your children to share their passwords with you. Make it clear that whatever they do online, you should have access to it. If they open new accounts, their login details should be shared with you. This way, you can find out if your children are in any trouble, even when they do not share it with you.

     

    Actually, Be Present for Them

    For the young minds, it is often difficult to differentiate the right from the wrong. So, during their initial months of internet access, sit with them and observe them as they access different content over the internet. Teach them what is good and what is bad. Educate them about the threats online. If you have already talked with them about cyberbullying, pedophiles, and other online threats, they will not feel shy or hesitant discussing those things with you. This is the surest way to protect them.

     

    Set Up Parental Controls

    You never know when or how your children might come across age inappropriate content over the internet. Even perfectly scientific words can easily lead them to adult or violent material on the internet. As a parent, you should be very concerned about this. You can protect them from such inappropriate content by installing parental control software. Most of the parental control software allow you to block entire categories of content. So, you don’t have to worry about your children coming across inappropriate content through different websites. All of them under a category can be blocked easily.

     

    Set Rules for Accessing the Internet

    You should ensure that your kids do not access the internet without your supervision. You can implement this by designating a fixed time for them to access the internet. In addition, you can also designate an area in the living room for them to keep their devices. After the designated time, they should not be allowed to access their devices. Also, they should not be allowed to take the devices to their rooms or anywhere other than the living room, at any time during the day or night. This will also prevent them from playing games or chatting with their friends until late at night, which can negatively affect their sleep cycle, and in turn, their health.

     

    Talk to Them about Strange and Inappropriate Content

    As a parent, you have to do this. You have to teach your kids about what is out there. Talk to them about the adult content on the internet, and help them understand why they should be avoiding it. The sooner you do it, the better. Most kids are resourceful. If you don’t talk to them about such things first, then those things will reach your children, before they are not prepared to deal with them. And, that’s something you would never want. Also, share with them some real life stories of how strangers bullied or abducted children under different pretexts. This will make them more vigilant.

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    How to Move Into Your Home Without Destroying It

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  8. Post added by Martha CrispThu
    Why to Buy a Money Clip Wallet

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  9. Post added by Martha CrispThu
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  10. Post added by Harry W.Thu
    5 Ways to save money for a rainy day

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