Just like building personal hygiene early on is essential, it’s also vital for children to learn cyber hygiene. Since children spend 4-6 hours online per day, they need to know early on how to stay safe online.
As a parent, you’ve probably taught your child to wash their hands, brush and floss their teeth, cover their mouth when they cough, and shower regularly. These are all important habits for creating a solid foundation of personal hygiene
While you may not think about your child being under cyber-attack, anyone using a tablet, mobile phone, laptop, computer, or gaming console is susceptible. From identity theft and cyber-bullying to malware and ransomware, children can encounter many different cyber threats. So, learning the basics of cyber hygiene is critical for the whole family.
About the Author
Dr. Ritu Jain Gaurav