This post is sponsored by StreamSafely.com
As we approach the holidays, kids of all ages are wishing for a cell phone, laptop upgrade, or the hottest new gaming devices. If you have safety concerns about bringing these devices into your home, you’re not alone! Concerns about how to keep them safe on their phones, when gaming, and how to stream safely on devices are real.
Digital devices make great gifts but it’s important to teach your kids how to be safe when using their new devices. The last thing we want to do is give a gift that could make our families susceptible to malware attacks and identity theft.
As part of my work with StreamSafely.com, I’m sharing tips for teaching your child to stream safely.
We need to teach them about parental controls and why we use them to protect them from potentially harmful material. We have to help them understand where malware comes from and how hackers use it to coax important information from us. They should understand that gaming systems that connect to the internet are doorways to pirated content that put our personal and financial information at risk.
Our kids need to realize that there are risks and rewards of the digital world. They also have to realize the possible impact of one misstep in the digital world.
While we’re home for the holidays, the demand for entertainment will be high. Criminals will try to take advantage of this by offering illegal services that provide movies, TV shows, and live programming.
Teaching children about the risks of streaming illegal content, and how to protect themselves, will help keep everyone safe for the holidays.
For more safe streaming tips, watch my videos on StreamSafely.com, read the infographics, and check out the StreamSafely.com website! Learn how to keep your home network and personal information secure during the holidays and beyond!
While this was a compensated role with StreamSafely.com, all opinions are my own.