Internet Safety for Kids: Before the Damage is Done

For average parents, Internet safety sounds like a serious issue. But how to weave the prevention is another thing: there are way too many predators on the Internet, waiting to hunt the young internet users. Now, with FamiSafe, parents can easily keep out the dangers lurking on the Internet. Read on to find out how.
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Kids Get Access to Internet More Easily Than Before

Source: Pew Research Center

In the 21st century, keep your kids safe online can be especially challenging since smartphone access has become more prevalent. According to Pew Research Center, 95% of teens can access to a cellphone, and 45% of teens online almost constantly, 44% of teens go online several times a day. Even younger kids can get access to internet in large numbers. Based on a study from the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, more than 60% of fourth to eighth kids can be exposed to cellphones or tablets, almost 50% of them have a computer at home.

All these statistics state that kids have more opportunities to explore and learn online. Meanwhile, more internet risks are coming on the way. Parents should have the internet safety talk and ways to control unwanted content as soon as kids are given a connected device.

What Kinds of Dangers that Your Kids Are Facing?

Internet gives the rise of threats to personal safety

The growth of the internet makes digital communication become possible, which can allow people to communicate with others through the internet. Sometimes people can also contact some malicious users who often use the internet for personal gain. Children are often the targets of these malicious users. Parents should pay more attention to this. The most common threats to personal safety include below:


Cyberstalking is crime carried out over internet or other electronic devices where the attacker stalk or harass an individual, group, or organization.


Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices including sending, or sharing harmful, negative, or mean content about someone.

Online Predation

Online predation is the act of using online chat rooms or internet forums to engage an underage minor in inappropriate sexual relationships.

Obscene/offensive Content

Forms of messages that contain offensive, distasteful, sexual, or explicit content that from various websites.


Sextortion is a crime that occurs when someone forcing the victim to distribute their private material if not provide sexual images or video.

Personal information leaks are increasing

Due to the convenience of internet and the popularity of social media, people leak their sensitive information, identity or passwords unconsciously. Unauthorized access and usage of private information may result in consequences such as identity theft, as well as theft of property. Common causes of information security breaches include:


Phishing is a cybercrime that the scammers disguise as trustworthy sources try to get someone's sensitive information.

Internet Scams

Internet scams are schemes that someone using internet services or software to defraud or take advantage of victims, typically for financial gain.


Malware, short for malicious software, is designed to get access to sensitive information such as passwords without the user's consent.

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Social media plays a major role in your teen’s life, it’s where they can express themselves, connect with friends, and create and share new experiences. But it can also come with a whole host of issues (such as cyberbullying and predatory behaviors mentioned above). As a parent, it is important to stay on top of your teen’s social media use.

According to NSPCC, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram are the most used methods to groom children. Now the NSPCC is calling on Government and social networks to develop technology already at their disposal to prevent grooming and bring in grooming alerts for victims and moderators.

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FamiSafe: internet safety solution that is more than the app limit

• Browser History Checking: Know what teens are browsing or searching online to understand them better. Get the browser history simultaneously. You can also track browser records under incognito mode.

• Block & Filter Web Content: Block or allow specific websites. And filter sites by 7+ inbuilt websites categories that include Adults, Drugs, Gambling, Tobacco, Violence, and other categories.

• Activity Report: View the device usage in a timeline form. Check which application or website is used or visited at what time. Get to know what your teens are up to in real-time.

• Track & Limit Screen Time: Track how much time teens spend on their Macs and set up a daily screen time usage limit to restrict their usage. Parents can also block the device remotely.

• Overused or Inappropriate Applications Blocking: Check which application is used most by teens or if teens are using inappropriate apps, set up an advanced rule to block the apps or block it completely on the Mac.

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Number of Participants Recommending This Age

Based on a data collection from BMC Public Health, 16 (20.8%) reported currently teaching internet safety, 51 (66.2%) had never taught it, and 4 (7.8%) had never taught it but planned to soon. Among clinicians, 3.6% regularly and 55% sometimes counseled patients on internet safety. One-third of clinicians (33.3%) had never counseled or taught patients about internet safety and a few clinicians (8.1%) had no experience with this but planned to begin soon. All parents reported discussing online safety with their children either sometimes (58.3%) or regularly (40.3%).

All groups selected parents as the primary candidate to teach internet safety. Among teachers, 97% ranked parents as their first-choice candidate, and 3% ranked teachers as their first choice. Among clinicians, 97% ranked parents as a first-choice candidate, and 3% ranked teachers as the first choice. Among parents, 96% ranked themselves as a first-choice candidate, and 4% ranked teachers as the first choice. Tips parents should know for internet safety

Tips parents should know for internet safety

Whatever their age, we can help you to find out more about what they might be doing online and give you practical advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them safe in their digital world.

FAQ about Internet Safety for kids

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  • Cyberbullying among teens can happen much more often than adults imagine. Acrodding to FamiSafe data, about 59% teens engaged in or experienced Cyberbullying. Click to learn more about cyberbullying among teens.

  • On the second day of the second week of February, the Safer Internet Day is celebrated. Aiming to provide safer internet enviroment, users are supposed to use the internet with more caution in case getting their data leaked.

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