Educate yourself about the net
It is very essential for you to know about computers and be familiar with World Wide Web. Nothing can be more intimidating than a child knowing more about computers and internet than their parents, and often this is what happens with today's parents who probably know very little about internet than their children. Thus consider this aspect as to how you can know if something is amiss if you don't know or understand your child's online activities? Ask your child to show you what they know about the Internet and find out the sites they like to visit. Check out the contents of the site and ensure that it is appropriate for your kid.
Close monitoring and forbidden access
The location of your home computer may make a huge difference in the type of Web content your child reads and surfs. If possible, put your home computer in the living room, family room or some high traffic area of your house so that you can always monitor the internet access. This will restrict your teen to abuse the internet access and if your teen knows at any given moment that someone may approach the computer while they are surfing the net, they will be more cautious and careful of their online activities. Try to avoid allowing your child to have a computer with Internet access in their room. However if you feel strongly about your child having a computer with internet access in...