Selasa, 03 Maret 2009

Parents: Why You Should Monitor Your Child

Are you a parent? Whether your child is still considered young in age or if they are teenager, there is a good chance that they will be using the internet. In the past few years, a lot of focus as been placed on internet safety. Many parents, as well as teachers, politicians, and police officers, are concerned with the individuals who come into contact with children online, especially predators. Much of this focus has been placed on the monitoring of online chat rooms and social networking sites. However, as a parent, you should also be concerned with online video websites.

Online video websites, such as YouTube or Google Video, are known as websites that allow internet users to view the videos that are hosted on the site. Many of these sites allow free video viewing. What many parents are unaware of is that internet users can also make, upload, and share their own videos. As a parent, you will want to know whether or not your child is doing this.

Your child makes online videos, so what? Is that what you are thinking? There is a good chance that it is because a lot of parents feel that way. Unfortunately, many are unaware of the types of videos that can be found online. Some online video websites prohibit videos that have pornographic materials, but besides that little restrictions are in place. In fact, there are some internet users who have decided to use online videos websites as if they were dating websites. Is your teenager one of them?

One of the first things that you should do is talk to your child about online video websites. Even though you may not want to alert them to these websites, there is a good chance that they already know about them. It may be a good idea to ask your child whether or not they have made their own online videos. It may also be a good idea to determine what the content of those videos are and where they were hosted.

When it comes to getting information from your child, especially teenagers, there is a good chance that you may get an inaccurate response. But, if you know that your child is making use of online video websites, you may be able to find their video or videos on your own. This can be done by visiting popular video websites, such as Google Video or YouTube, and performing a search. You may want to try searching for your child

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