Friday, October 28, 2011

European experts are committed to train children about Internet use

Since internet slipped into the daily lives of families, began to worry about the use and risks faced especially children. This concern is still present and is perhaps more pressing as the habit of surfing the net is spreading like an oil slick and lowers the age of initiation of Internet users. The ambitious European research project EU Kids Online puts the nail on the head by raising an adaptation of policies and initiatives on the network security of children and adolescents : the recommendation to monitor how they navigate the children must be kept, but it presents problems viability. As more and more often the children alone to face the good-and bad-that provides the network, the experts are in favor of gambling as soon as possible by training, by providing tools that help them to know the environment, both from family and from school. "Children have a right to be safe and protected when using the Internet, but also must take responsibility to stay safe on the net and respect the rights of others," said EU Kids Online in its latest report. New strategies to new realities. The means to access the Internet grow, while difficult adult supervision. In Europe, nearly half of children and adolescents between 9 and 16 years surfing from your room, and one third is already done from the phone or other portable devices. Tablets, consoles, mobile and let the kids go online at any time, anywhere. Also keep in mind that the amount of time spent on the network continues to increase from 9 to 16, spend an average of 88 minutes a day. The 15-and 16 sail almost two hours per day (118 minutes), almost double than those with 9 and 10. For these reasons, experts raised go beyond placing the computer in the living room and opt for that parents talk to their children about the network, its risks but also opportunities. And, depending on age, are connected together and guide them. Promoting dialogue, they say, provide the child ask for help from the first exchange when they encounter a problem while surfing (harassment, exposure to sexual content, misuse of personal information ...). This is not anywhere near a transfer all responsibility to the young. Moreover, this network of experts from 25 countries, sponsored by the European Commission insists on enhancing parental control access to certain websites, especially with filters. One practice is still not very widespread. As well as encouraging parents to use these filters, recommend to the industry to simplify the handling of these tools and to adapt better to the age of the users reporting mechanisms of improper conduct, abuse or offensive messages.


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