Technology changes the advantages our children have, but it doesn’t change the way you parent. The rules on the Internet change daily, but ultimately, you are the one still making them.
Whether you’re Internet illiterate or computer savvy, the tips listed will help protect your children and are easy to understand, follow, and implement:
A new danger for our children is spreading quickly and it grows with just the click of the mouse. Sites like Myspace.com and Facebook.com are cyber sites that many children today keep a secret from their parents. Children do not take the time to realize that everyone, including sexual predators that go on the Internet today, will see the pictures and personal information that they post.
“To keep our children safe, we must discourage them from posting any personal information,” says Sergeant Brian Donnelly of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, who has seen the dangers that cyber sites provide to children.
Simply telling our children to not post personal information and to refrain from talking to strangers is not enough. Parents should teach their child that relationships with adults are both illegal and will lead to failure.
Many parents may feel as if looking on their child’s cyber site is violating their personal space, but this is not the case. Parents must view this material to ensure that their kids are staying safe at all times.
Social networking sites are easy targets for predators. If a predator has access to the Internet, then they can and will find your child’s profile and messenger information with the simple click of a button. If your child wants to have any cyber sites, it is important that you tell them you must have their password and username at all times.
You can tell your children not to do certain things on the Internet until you are blue in the face, but if their friends think that it is cool, they will probably try to do it behind your back. So it is important that parents monitor their child’s internet activity daily.
Child Safety Training
Oct. 1, 2018
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
North Greenville University, Tim Brashier Campus - Greer, S.C.
You have a heart for reaching the Hispanic community with the gospel? So do we. That’s why NGU is excited to partner with the Hispanic Bible Institute of the Upstate of South Carolina. Our goal is to develop and equip Hispanic leadership for the evangelical community of South Carolina.
The institute offers a Certificate in Biblical Studies and a Certificate in Christian Ministries. The classes are delivered by Hispanic professors in Spanish and held on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the NGU Greer campus or at Betania Church in Taylors, SC.
Once you successfully complete the program, you will receive a Certificate in Biblical Studies or a Certificate in Christian Ministries.
Dr. Jose A. Delgado
Iglesia Bautista Betania (Betania Church)
600 Bridge Road
Taylors, SC, 29687
Chair of the Modern Language and Linguistics Department