10 Tips That Will Make a Computer Child Friendly

By: Arthur Raise

Computers are here to stay and have become an integral part of everyday life. The World Wide Web is an information highway but presents a few dangers to children. Parents need to take extra care to protect their kids from harm caused by computers or the World Wide Web.

Here are a few tips to make computers safe for kids:

1.Buy a computer that is of good quality and follow the instructions provided on where and how to set up the computer. Position the computer is a suitable place where the light sources falls correctly and place the chair at a suitable height and distance.

2.Adjust computer screen controls such that the eyes of the child are protected.

3.Teach the child how to sit at the computer and ensure that the hands are in line with the key board. Consult tips in the internet on how to prevent injuries to bones, muscles, and posture by incorrect computer use.

4.Read all about security measures and parental controls. Set controls that will protect your child from viewing unwarranted websites. Be sure to spend time reviewing the websites your child has viewed. There are age-based customizable content settings available check with MSN premium and your internet service provider.

5.Buy a table and chair for the computer that is proportionate to the child's size. Adjustable chairs are available and you need to keep an eye on posture.

6.Learn how to customize your browser settings. Minimize risks by setting pages the kids can view as favorites you can even set their school website as the home page on the computer.

7.Introduce the kids to learning multi-media modules and sites like BBC history for kids. Introduce them to websites that are child friendly and fun.

8.Spend time at the computer with the children. Play games with them, let them visit websites like that of the Discovery Channel.

9.Teach them how to send messages and email and how to use a computer to expand their learning.

10. Inculcate in the kids a discipline. Limit the time they spend on the computer and ensure that they understand and follow the rules you set.

A computer is useful for kids if used right. So, let children move with times and embrace technology positively. The internet is a knowledge highway and kids can benefit and sharpen their minds by playing games, solving quizzes and puzzles, interacting in groups and creating projects for school with the use of the computer, using online resources to learn about science, health, nutrition, history and more. Computers and the net make kids resourceful and tap potential so let kids use the computer with parental guidance.

Prepare your kids for a bright future.

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